Every hour, 7.5 acres of precious #rainforest
is burnt down for #palmoil
plantations. This large scale #deforestation
is leading to the near extinction of #orangutans
and 300,000 others rainforest species, including #indigenous
peoples and their culture. At this rate of deforestation, scientists believe Orangutans, tigers and countless other species known and unknown will become extinct in the wild.
The palm oil industry is a lofty market producing 30% of all vegetable oils. 40-50% of all household products contain palm oil. This cheaply produced oil is touted as a panacea by corporations looking to make big money, but recent studies show that palm oil causes low-grade inflammation that is linked to insulin resistance, obesity and other metabolic diseases.
Too often we find ourselves accomplices to #corporategreed
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