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In Pictures: Rainforests to Palm Oil


Environment  (tags: trees, forests )

Chris
- 895 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Amazing photos showing what the palm oil industry is doing to our rainforests.



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Chris Otahal (511)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 2:49 pm
Check those lables - you will be supprised how many products contain palm oil - and each of them contains a bit of rainforest destruction too ...

More oportunities to help out forests at these sites - just click your mouse!

http://www.ettklickforskogen.se/index.php?lang=english

http://www.care2.com/click-to-donate/rainforest/

http://www.landcareniagara.com

http://www.therainforestsite.com

http://ecologyfund.com

http://www.redjellyfish.com

and you can plant trees in the Atlantic Rainforest at the Plant a Billion Trees Site:

http://www.plantabillion.org/
 

Roseann d. (178)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 3:43 pm
When will our collective planetary IQ evolve above Retard level? Yes, the non-PC title we deserve.
 

Patricia Cannell (764)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:04 pm
Devastating to see this happening. Thanks for the information Chris!
 

Judith C. (160)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:47 pm
Noted. Severe water pollution from their use of chemicals is a major concern.

 

Dee C. (210)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 4:57 pm
Incredibly sad and foolish..so much destruction..
 

Ex Tempus (136)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 6:11 pm
Noted, shocked and saddened. Thank you Chris for again bringing this kind of destruction to our attention.
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 7:11 pm
Amazing in a horrifying way! Have noted, thanks Chris!
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Wednesday July 4, 2012, 11:10 pm
Palm oil trees could be relocated to other areas and our World forests left to stand strong. Forests do not replace themselves as fast as humans can take them down, so let them BE.

It's getting hard to eat, with all there is to avoid:). Just kidding, one just has to be creative and read all labels before one votes with their wallets.

Noted, Thank you Chris.
 

Michela m. (3954)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 10:27 am

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Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 11:22 am
noted
 

Mari 's (1364)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 1:52 pm

Noted and shared on FB as well! Very sad!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 2:29 pm
This Monogabay.com article, with it's photos and info. explains a situation that many need to be educated about. It is incredible to think that just 30 years ago, Borneo, the world's largest island, had large tracts of unlogged forests which have been, for the most, now replaced with oil palm plantations. Greed carries on as those who once gained their wealth from logging now turn to plam oil, leading to biological deserts replacing the even heavily logged forests and social conflict esp. in Sarawack. Palm oil is one the world's most traded and versatile commodities, & unfortunately seems to be here to stay. I was interested to read another article on this Monogabay site written by the site's founder, Rhett Butler, called "Consumers Should Help Pay the Bill for Greener Palm Oil". It discusses the formation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm oil (CSPO)which was formed to certify production in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Shocking to see that in 2,008/2,009, shipments of CSPO sent to Europe were so lightly purchased by manufacturers. A list was made of 156 countries most able to pay for CSPO product, and the 10 countries most able to support CSPO, start with the Netherlands at the top, then Germany, U.S.A., UK, Japan, Italy, Belgium,China,France and Spain. Richer countries have a moral obligation to ensure the sucess of CSPO, this article states. The article "In Pictures: Rainforests of Palm Oil" also states that palm oil is used mostly in cooking oil, processed foods, cosmetics, cleaning agents which I try to be very careful about not purchasing. I do not want to play a part in the extinction of orangutans, of which Borneo has 90% of the world's survivors and could soon be forever gone, nor the elephants, rhinos, and indigenous peoples displaced from their habitat. A list of the many ingredient names for Palm Oil can be found at Rainforest Action Network:
http://understory.ran.org/2011/09/22/palm-oils-dirty-secret-the-many-ingredient-names-for-palm-oil-or-what-ingredients-contain-palm-oil/
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 5:50 pm
Thanks Chris.
 

mary a. (2)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 6:55 pm
Never give up ... awareness is spreading...
 

Dave C. (227)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 7:42 pm
very sad, just means we have to keep working and care2ing more than ever.
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 9:12 pm
Very sad. The world needs better laws, a sustainable economy, and forests.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday July 5, 2012, 9:17 pm
Sadly noted.
 

JL A. (276)
Friday July 6, 2012, 7:20 am
Has Cargill ever responded to the thousands who requested they drop palm oil supply chain vendors who are destroying the rainforests?
 

Jaime A. (35)
Friday July 6, 2012, 10:29 am
Sad state of affairs.!!
 

Elsie Au (266)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 1:44 am
Sadly noted.
 

Phyllis P. (389)
Friday April 12, 2013, 10:08 am
Wow...I had no idea.
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Sunday November 10, 2013, 3:13 pm
This is too sad. Why don't natives understand they are destroying their heritage? Can we expect the new population of orangutans to be actually spared?
 
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