Palm Oil

October 21, 2015 Julianne Bonnet

I am re-posting this from an e-mail alert that I recently received. Please, be aware of the products you consume -- whether bath and beauty or baked goods, palm oil is ubiquitous in our consumer goods. If you use a product that is made with palm oil, make sure that it comes from a sustainable source. Faerie Goatmother only uses organic, sustainable palm oil in our bar soaps, which is in line with our "help, don't harm" company policy. Standard Chartered, a massive international bank, is about to bankroll a Malaysian palm oil producer responsible for horrific slave-labour conditions and...

Can Sustainable Palm Oil Save Orangutans?

March 05, 2015 Mo Mellady

  In the Malay language, Orangutan means "man of the forest". Millions of acres of rainforest in Borneo and Sumatra are cut down each year to plant non-indigenous Palm Oil. This destruction of rainforest is the biggest threat to wild orangutans. At this rate, scientists estimate orangutans to be extinct in as little as 10-15 years.  Responsible production of Palm Oil protects the rainforest and orangutans. Fortunately, Palm Oil can be grown without cutting down the rainforest. When it is produced responsibly, we have Sustainable Palm Oil.  By supporting companies that have joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO),...