Cadbury: Stop using dirty palm oil
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What is palm oil?
Palm oil is a kind of vegetable oil extracted from the palm fruit. It is found in Africa, Asia, North America, and South America. And it’s found in *EVERYTHING*. Many of the products you use everyday have palm oil in them (ex: bread, ice cream, pizza cosmetics, soap, and the list goes on and on!).
What’s the issue with it?
Palm oil production is often extremely bad for the environment and it can directly harm endangered species. Companies have been creating massive plantations meant to grow these plants. To make these plantations (that are in places that house endangered species like orangutans, rhinos, and tigers), deforestation has to happen, and that means destroying ecosystems that in turn severely threatens endangered species. Homes of humans and animals alike are destroyed, and burning of trees to make way for plantations is a huge contributor of greenhouse gases.
What is Cadbury doing?
Cadbury and its owner, Mondelez, have destroyed tens of thousands of acres of orangutan habitat in just TWO YEARS on their hunt for palm oil. The orangutan species is critically endangered, and although Mondelez has claimed that it has been purchasing entirely responsible palm oil since 2013, a recent report showed that much of the oil Cadbury is sourcing is still unsustainable and destructive.
An estimated 50,000 orangutans have already died as a result of these horrible practices. Sign and share this petition for them.
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