Sustainable Palm Oil - Shopping List
The Palm Oil industry is one of the most devastatingly destructive and harmful industries on the planet. This 96 Billion Dollar a year industry is largely responsible for the widespread destruction of the Earth's tropical ecosystems, and the Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra is no exception to this. In fact, around 2 and a half million acres of Indonesian rainforest is cleared for the development and growth of this harmful monoculture. This has led to the near extinction of a wide range of incredible species of animal including the Sumatran Orangutan, Tiger, Elephant, Rhino, Clouded Leopard and sun bears to name a few.
However this does not need to be the case. In fact Palm oil has the potential to be very environmentally friendly if it is grown sustainably. This is because it requires far less space to meet our needs than alternatives such as coconut, olive, sunflower, and maize. On the same area of land, oil palm produces twice as much oil as coconut and over thirty times as much as maize!
You have the power!
We need you to use your purchasing power as a consumer to help ensure that unsustainable palm oil is no longer financially viable, thus forcing palm oil producers to use only sustainable sources. But how do i know if palm oil is sustainable or not? I don't have time to google every product I buy!
Well, we have the answer! according to a 2018 report of progress from the Roundtable on sustainable palm oil as well as information gathered from the Rainforest Action Network, Chester Zoo and the WWF, the brands featured below on our shopping list source 100% of the palm oil used by their products sold in the UK from sustainable sources! So you can rest easy, knowing your food shop isn't contributing to environmental devastation on the other side of the world.
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Sustainable Shopping List
Cakes & Baking
Chocolate & Sweets
Dairy & Spreads
Meat, Seafood & Substitutes
Pizza's Pies & Pastries
Rice, Pasta, Noodles, Grains & Pulses
Sauces, Stock & Seasoning
To find out more, check out our sources by clicking the logos below!