All the companies that use palm oil in their products: Stop using palm oil!
  • Petitioned Please stop using palm oil!

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McDonald's
Please stop using palm oil!
Dove’s Farm
Please stop using palm oil!
Green & Black’s
Please stop using palm oil!
Kellogg’s
Please stop using palm oil!
Nestle
Please stop using palm oil!
Cheerios
Please stop using palm oil!

All the companies that use palm oil in their products: Stop using palm oil!

    1. Adriana Ortega
    2. Petition by

      Adriana Ortega

      Vancoiuver, Canada

Due to the massive international demand for palm oil, palm oil plantations are rapidly replacing the rainforest habitat of the critically endangered orangutan; with over 90% of their habitat already destroyed in the last 20 years.

During this process we are killing Orangutans which are some of our closest relatives, sharing approximately 97% of their DNA with humans. Orangutans are considered as pests by the palm oil industry. In the deforestation process, workers are told that if wildlife gets in the way, they are to do whatever is necessary in order to dispose them, no matter how inhumane. Often orangutans are run over by logging machinery, beaten to death, buried alive or set on fire... all in the name of palm oil (Also knows as vegetable oil)

Palm oil is also having a shocking impact on our planet. The production of this one vegetable oil is not only responsible for polluting rivers and causing land erosion, but when the plantation workers set fire to the remaining trees, shrubs and debris to make way for the oil palms, it produces immense amount of smoke pollution that is toxic to planet earth. This has been found to be the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas in the world.
For more information click here: http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/

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Please stop using palm oil!, McDonald's
Please stop using palm oil!, Dove’s Farm
Please stop using palm oil!, Green & Black’s
Please stop using palm oil!, Kellogg’s
Please stop using palm oil!, Nestle
Please stop using palm oil!, Cheerios
Please stop using palm oil!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Decision-maker Please stop using palm oil! responds:

      Please stop using palm oil!

      Juice Beauty does not source nor use Palm kernel oil. Juice Beauty sources all ingredients from suppliers who are committed to USDA certified organic farming and sustainability. We also support The Organic Center non profit to further fun...


    2. Decision-maker Please stop using palm oil! responds:

      Please stop using palm oil!

      At Against the Grain we do not believe in the destruction of rain forests in order to grow palm oil. We believe that palm oil should be grown in a sustainable way which does not endanger the rain forests and its inhabitants. We therefor...


    3. Decision-maker Please stop using palm oil! responds:

      Please stop using palm oil!

      Dear Adriana, We at Against the Grain share your concerns about the effect of the huge growth of palm oil plantations in equatorial countries. We are an organic company, and it was therefore important to us that when choosing a vegetable ...


    4. Decision-maker Please stop using palm oil! responds:

      Please stop using palm oil!

      Dear Adriana,
      We at Against the Grain share your concerns about the effect of the huge growth of palm oil plantations in equatorial countries. We are an organic company, and it was therefore important to us that when choosing a vegetable...


    5. Reached 25 signatures
    6. Decision-maker Please stop using palm oil! responds:

      Please stop using palm oil!

      As clearly stated on our packaging and on our website we use only use Organic sustainable palm oil in our products. At Against the Grain we do not believe in the destruction of rain forests in order to grow palm oil. We believe that palm...


    7. Reached 5 signatures

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    • Joe Reade ISLE OF MULL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      Dear Adriana,

      We at Against the Grain share your concerns about the effect of the huge growth of palm oil plantations in equatorial countries. We are an organic company, and it was therefore important to us that when choosing a vegetable fat for use in our dairy-free biscuits, we found one that was as environmentally benign as possible. We therefore chose sustainable, organic palm oil from Columbia. This choice ensures that we know exactly which plantation the palm has come from; that there are no pesticides or agricultural chemicals used; that the growers adhere to good social standards and pay their workers fairly; and crucially that NO FOREST HAS BEEN CLEARED TO CREATE THE PLANTATION. Our palm oil supplier is a member of the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil, which ensures that they have to adhere to environmental rules that ensure this remains the case. In addition, there is the added security of knowing that the palm oil comes from Columbia, so absolutely NO Orangutans have been affected, since they are not indigenous to the country.

      We applaud your petition and hope that it plays a part in reducing the growth of unsustainable palm oil production. However, we do feel that our inclusion in your list of petitioned companies is not justified for all the reasons above. We would be grateful therefore if you could correct your petition and remove Against the Grain.

      With best regards

      Joe Reade, Against the Grain.

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    • Jack S CALGARY, ALBERTA, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      With so much of the forests already being destroyed for first world luxuries it's important that we protect the forests and the animals that live in them. So future generations will be able to see the beauty that it offers.

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    • Zoe Ferlin VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      We need to come together and put a stop to this horrible way of living and exploitation of our planet and it's resources

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      • over 1 year ago

      Becasue is very important to stop the pain of innocent animals. They didn´t choose to live where human is

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    • Brahm Candy COMOX VALLEY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Once we lose the natural rainforest's the will never be able to be replaced. The took millions of years to create and are priceless.

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