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Demand That Whole Foods Boycotts Companies That Use Palm Oil

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The incredibly widespread use of palm oil in our foods, household, and beauty products is one of the most critical contributors to mass deforestation and animal endangerment. According to the World Wildlife Fund

"...palm oil is now the most widely used vegetable oil on the planet, accounting for 65 per cent of all vegetable oil traded internationally.

By 2020, the use of palm oil is expected to double, as the world’s population increases and as people – especially in countries like China and India – become more affluent and consume more manufactured goods containing palm oil...

...Clearing land for oil palm plantations has led to widespread deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia as well as other regions. This has pushed many species to the brink of extinction, such as rhinos, elephants, orangutans and tigers. In some cases, forest clearance has forced indigenous peoples off their land, deprived them of their livelihoods and reduced essential ecosystem services such as clean water and fertile soil." 

In addition to the harming of so many animals, ecosystems, and humans, deforestation is also a HUGE contributor to climate change. 

Thanks to environmentally conscious companies such as Whole Foods, products tested on animals, non-ethically raised meat, non-biodegradable household products... the list goes on!... have been brought to the awareness of and denounced by millions of people nationwide. The "green" movement is growing, and I, for one, am really grateful for it. 

However, there will always be room for improvement. Calling on a large corporation such as Whole Foods to LEAD THE WAY to reducing the amount of palm oil we consume will spark the attention of millions of consumers, as well as manufacturers and other stores. We may not be able to eradicate the use of palm oil in the entire world, but maybe we can reduce the number of trees that need to be cut down by a few percent over the next few years. It may seem small, but you and I know very well, every bit counts. That is why we do the work we do. That is why we make conscious choices. 

Please, sign and share this petition calling on Whole Foods Market to lead the way in boycotting manufacturers that use palm oil in their products. 

 



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