Why is palm oil destroying rainforests?

ImageWhen I eventually told my old and lovely auntie about our fire disaster, we talked even longer than usual. Randomly she mentioned palm oil and how she s watched a very interesting programme (on a French channel) about the dangers of Palm oil. She concluded saying, do not eat too much of Nutella! I was very surprised to hear that. I have only started to investigate the issue tonight. She was right. I found a lot of information and invite you to check it out yourself if you never heard about it before!


On this websiste : Palm oil is an edible plant oil which has become a common ingredient in many consumer products. Today, around 50 percent of the goods we use every day contain palm oil, from processed foods to candles, grooming products and “biofuels”. Read on for more information on why palm oil has become so pervasive, and how it is destroying rainforests.

According to a report published in 2007 by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), palm oil plantations are currently the leading cause of rainforest destruction in Malaysia and Indonesia. Today, rainforest area the equivalent of 300 soccer fields is being destroyed every hour.

This is alarming! We can still act while there is time!


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