Palm oil is found in everything from vegan butter to shampoo, and it has devastating consequences for people and planet. Learn why palm oil is a problem, and find out which companies are making commitments to more sustainable palm oil production.
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Scientists have discovered a strain of yeast that feeds on food waste and produces an oil that mimics palm oil. Orangutans, rejoice!
Exciting Girl Scout Cookie news: Thin Mints are now vegan and the Girl Scouts have launched a new gluten-free toffee cookie, the Toffee-tastic.
Palm oil deforestation is destroying habitats and polluting our air and water. What can we do as consumers to make a difference?
Ask any vegan or vegetarian, and they’ll tell you: momentary pleasure makes a poor moral compass. If we are going to commit to conscious eating, and embrace a diet that rejects killing for no better reason than random human whim, we need to pedal that bike all the way into the garage and reconsider our willingness to support the palm oil industry. Palm oil causes tremendous death and destruction, and deserves no place at a compassionate table.
Could palm oil grown sustainably help the Amazon rainforest?
Palm oil has been in the news a lot lately. Used in those ubiquitous cookies sold by Girl Scouts (and, it turns out, almost everything else we use or eat), palm oil nearly always comes from destructive land practices.
Thanks to a successful campaign from the Rainforest Action Network, General Mills has committed to revamping its palm oil policy.