Posted by: Raksha
Posted: 10th Apr 2014
No I don't think it is fair what is happening to the orangutans.
Did you know that 50% of all products on the supermarket shelves contain palm oil. And it is predicted that this percentage will increase over the next decade unless we the consumer does something about it.
If you buy bread, biscuits, chocolate, chips, some spreads, shampoo or soaps, you are supporting the palm oil industry.
There are products out there that don't contain palm oil, but you have to look for them.
Check the labels on all the products you buy and change to those that don't contain it.
It may mean spending more time shopping for a while as you find products that you like without palm oil, but at least you will be doing something.
If you really feel strongly about it, start emailing your local politician and the manufacturer of the products. Tell the manufacturers that you won't buy their products because of the inclusion of palm oil, and that you are going to email all your friends to do the same. Make a fuss, draw media attention to the problem. Their are some manufacturers who are actively stating on their products that they don't use palm oil, so they are aware of the impact on the consumer.
I know that most people won't be bothered to do anything, but if we do that the practice of using palm oil will go on. Reply