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World of Animals - - Should We Say No To Palm Oil? -

The palm oil de­bate is a com­pli­cated one, and it’s easy to feel con­fused about how best to act. With its preva­lence in the global mar­ket, avoid­ing palm oil en­tirely is now in­cred­i­bly hard and many peo­ple be­lieve that it’s not the best so­lu­tion any­way.

The first step to a more sus­tain­able fu­ture is aware­ness. Take a look at the in­gre­di­ent lists next time you’re out shop­ping and ob­serve how many prod­ucts in your bas­ket con­tain palm oil. Talk about the is­sue with other peo­ple so it be­comes bet­ter un­der­stood.

It doesn’t look like palm oil is go­ing any­where, so the best course of ac­tion is to pro­mote re­spon­si­ble pro­duc­tion. Where pos­si­ble, choose prod­ucts with RSPO cer­ti­fi­ca­tion or an­other in­di­ca­tion that the oil comes from a sus­tain­able source. Head to Act For Wildlife’s Palm Oil Chal­lenge web­site for a list of cer­ti­fied brands and ad­vice on shak­ing up your weekly shop.

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