The government of the United Kingdom already has a policy on its use of palm oil and states :
"Palm oil production is often linked to deforestation and peatland drainage,mainly in Indonesia and Malaysia. This has major impacts on biodiversity, climate change and also land rights for local people."
The New York Comptroller has also acknowledged the problems with conventional palm as causing climate change and affecting global biodiversity.
Global warming is leading to rising sea levels and we are already seeing parts of Long Island being affected. Scientists have already projected that many coastal communities in New York state will have to move inland if we can't stop global warming.
It is time that New York state, which banned the sales of shark fins, to protect the ocean's biodiversity, speak up for the forests biodiversity and commit to using only sustainably produced palm oil!
Please sign this petition and urge your friends to do it also. Aubree Jones who is leading this campaign for New York will make sure it gets delivered to Senator Schumer.