RLW Against Palm Oil
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When I see an image like this, the world makes no sense to me.
This is an orangutan, for those who may not know. What you do know, just by looking at the image, is his pain. His agony. The way he withdraws from the world to protect himself, to hide from those responsible for his anguish.
You’re probably wondering the story behind the above image. Well just take a look at the below image.
This is the reason for his, and many other species suffering: palm oil.
A tangible object, barely a necessity in life. Yet it’s production has put the lives of orangutans, tigers and several species of birds in danger. Does that justify the image? We know it doesn’t. And we can do something to prevent this from happening to others.
Say NO to profit driven investors and speak UP to save these animals and their homes.
First, you can sign any of these petitions against palm oil.
Next, you can avoid any product on the market that contains palm oil, or palm kernel oil. This includes the below “hidden” names for palm oil. Palm oil can be found in food, personal care products, and many other sources. So always be on the look-out. Say No to Palm Oil can also help you in the food department, so go check it out.
A very important part of saying no to palm oil is to Volunteer, or donate to the cause.
Finally, spread the word. I’ve told you. Now you tell a friend. Post it on Pinterest, tweet about it, or create your own blog post. And with time, the word will spread.
The Hidden Names of Palm Oil
Head over to Say No to Palm Oil to find out what each marking means.
- Vegetable Oil
- Vegetable Fat
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate (in almost everything that foams) ^
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate ^
- Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS) ^
- Palm Kernel#
- Palm Oil Kernel #
- Palm Fruit Oil #
- Palmate #
- Palmitate #
- Palmolein #
- Glyceryl Stearate #
- Stearic Acid #
- Elaeis Guineensis #
- Palmitic Acid #
- Palm Stearine #
- Palmitoyl oxostearamide #
- Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3 #
- Steareth -2 *
- Steareth -20 *
- Sodium Kernelate #
- Sodium Palm Kernelate #
- Sodium Lauryl Lactylate/Sulphate *
- Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate ^
- Hyrated Palm Glycerides #
- Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylaye ^
- Cetyl Palmitate #
- Octyl Palmitate #
- Cetyl Alcohol ^
- Palmityl Alchohol
It would be impossible to have a list handy for every grocery trip, searching the product ingredients to avoid anything with palm oil. There is a better solution. What I do is research ahead of time. If there’s a product I want, I always make sure it’s cruelty-free, vegan and free of palm oil.
Too much information to take in at one time? Bookmark now and re-read later. The important thing is that you know today; tomorrow you will make a difference.