Did you have it for breakfast today?Photo: flickr.com | Sam Cockman
1 in 10 products in US grocery stores contain palm oil.
It’s a cheap ingredient, dollar-wise. But palm oil comes at a price. 20 square miles of rainforest is cleared every day to build palm oil plantations.
Many communities depend on the rainforests.
How are they to sustain themselves if the rainforests disappear?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ikea-XmnF0
Rainforest destruction endangers orangutans (and many other species).
Think about that next time you break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar…
Of course, the destruction of rainforests–the earth’s largest sinks of carbon, which safely stores greenhouse gases–has a negative impact on our environment. And that’s important to all of us.
Take action against destructing rainforests for palm oil with the Rainforest Action Network.