May 4, 2015

The Production of Palm oil kills cute Monkeys unless it’s done this Way.


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Palm oil is a controversial topic—it’s been associated with rainforest deforestation and with the endangerment and deaths of hundreds of different species. Earth Balance believes that palm oil can be sustainably harvested and to underline this, they are committed to sourcing 100 percent of their palm oil from farmers who meet the requirements of the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG). But they’re not just committed to being sustainable with regards to their palm oil sourcing, they’re committed across the board. Here’s a link to read up on all of their eco-awesomeness.

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Earth Balance talks us through the sustainable difficulties with Palm Oil and what they’re doing to improve palm oil standards:







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blaimYoga Aug 27, 2015 5:34pm

Thanks for sharing this Waylon. I hadn't heard Earth Balance made this decision and am very happy they have. It will definitely make a difference what vegan butter alternatives I cook with.
The Economist wrote a detailed piece recently on palm oil and the environment, which you may have read already, but it's here: http://www.economist.com/news/business/21660141-p
– Steohen.

JGreen May 6, 2015 6:59am

There is NO right way to exploit nature

ihavelynchsyndrome May 5, 2015 1:50am

Orangutans are great apes, not monkeys.

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