Ban Conflict Palm Oil
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Palm oil is a type of edible vegetable oil that is derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. Oil palms are originally from Western Africa, but can flourish wherever heat and rainfall are abundant. Palm oil can be present in a wide variety of products, including baked goods, confectionery, shampoo, cosmetics, cleaning agents, washing detergents and toothpaste. But this all comes at a price. The edible oil is high in saturated fat and low in polyunsaturated fat and it could promote heart diseases. Every single hour an area of around 17,280,000 square feet of rainforest is cleared to make way for Palm oil production. This obliterates naturals habitats for thousands of animals. To name a couple, the orangutan will be extinct within the next five-ten years if nothing changes, and the Sumatran tigers in just three. Please help and sign this petition. Thank You.
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