The Perils of Palm Oil

This orangatan tried to return to his home after his trees were replaced by palm trees. The locals tried smoke him out, but the tree caught fire with him in it. He died from his wounds.

This orangutan tried to return to his home after his trees were replaced by palm trees. The locals tried smoke him out, but the tree caught fire with him in it. He died from his wounds.

How do Nutella, Velveeta, and Colgate toothpaste spell death for elephants and orangutans? They all contain the ingredient palm oil.

This huge scale of deforestization is driving out the animals, many of which are endangered.

This huge scale of deforestation is driving out the animals, many of which are endangered.

Palm oil is derived from the fruit of African oil palm trees. It is utilized in over 50% of todays products on the market. To keep up with the demand, thousands of kilometres of pristine rainforest are slashed and burned in order to make way for more oil palm plantations, almost all of which is produced in, and exported from, Indonesia and Malaysia.

One of the largest worldwide palm oil companies is Wilmar International. They have done illegal logging and set up new plantations, driving peasants off their land as well as finding new subsidiaries and bribing officials to side step the law.

The good news is-we CAN stop this. By being conscientious of  the things we buy, we can send a message to the palm oil companies that we do not want to be willing participants in the destruction of forests and the death of the animals in them.

For more information: http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/palm-oil.php

PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN PALM OIL

Aldi Supermarkets
-Damora snack foods
-Belmont Biscuit co.

-GoldenVale cereals
-Dominion products
-Choceur chocolates
-Bramwells
-Sprinters chips
-Brookdale
-Milfina ice-cream

Arnott’s Biscuits ~ Click here for more brands
-Shapes (AP)
-Shapes Sensations (AP)
-Tim-Tams (AP)
-Wagon Wheels
-Mint Slice biscuit
-Royals
-Classic assorted
-Venetian
-Lemon Crisp
-Raspberry shortcake
-Arnott’s cookies
-Tiny Teddies
-Jatz Clix biscuits (savoury)
Coles Supermarkets – Coles brand range ~ Click here for more brands
-“You’ll Love Coles” range (ice-cream, garlic bread, milk chocolate etc.)
-$mart Buy
-Coles Pastries: Donuts, Biscuits, Cakes, Muffins & Scrolls (AP)

Colgate-Palmolive~ Click here for more products
-Shampoos (AP)
-Conditioners (AP)
-Body wash (AP)
-Soaps (AP)
-Liquid hand-soap (AP)
-Shower gel (AP)
Colgate~ Click here for more products

-Toothpastes (AP)
-Mouthwash
-Shaving cream
Fonterra dairy products ~ Click here for more brands
-Dairy Milk
Anchor (Fonterra brand)
-Blue top milk
-Cheese singles
-Butter
Mainland cheeses (Fonterra brand) ~ Click here for more products
-Edam cheese
-Colby cheese
-Tasty cheese
-Mild cheese
-Special reserve cheese range (AP)
Tip Top ice-creams (Fonterra brand) ~ Click here for more products
-Joy Bar
-Soft serve
-Ice-creams in tub (AP)
-Ice-creams on cone (AP)
-Ice-creams on stick (AP)

General Mills ~ Click here for more brands
-Old El Paso tacos, dips, salsas & tortillas (AP)
-Betty Crocker products (AP)
-Cheerios breakfast cereal
-Nature Valley granola bars
-Fruit roll-ups
-Latina Pasta (AP)
Olay (owned by General Mills)
-Most cosmetics

Kraft ~ Click here for more brands
-Easy Mac
-Deluxe macaroni and cheese
-Peanut Butter
-Philadelphia cream cheese (AP)
-Toblerone Chocolate
-Velveeta
-Cool Whip cream

Nabisco (owned by Kraft) ~ Click here for more brands
-Oreos (AP)
-Ritz Crackers
-Chips Ahoy! (biscuits)
-Wheat Thins

Heinz ~ Click here for more brands
-Beans
-Spaghetti Spaghetti
-Sauces & dressings
-Soups (AP)
-Frozen meals
-Desserts (AP)
-Wattie’s canned snack foods (AP)
-Weight watchers products


Mars Incorporated ~ Click here for more brands
-M&Ms
-Snickers
-Mars bars
-Milky Way
-Twix -Bounty -Maltesers
-Doublemint
-Dove
Wrigley’s (owned by Mars)
-5 gum  (AP)
-Extra gum (AP)
-Juicy Fruit gum (AP)
-Starburst lollies
-Skittles lollies
-Hubba Bubba bubble gum (AP)
-P.K. chewing gum (AP)

Mars Petcare ~All brands
-Pedigree -My Dog -Dine -Kitekat -Optimum -Schmakos -Advance
-Whiskas
-Royal Canin

Sara-Lee ~ Click here for more brands
-Bavarians
-Cakes & cheesecakes (AP)
-Chocolate Pies & Fruit Pies
-Croissants & Danishes (AP)
-Crumbles & Puddings
-Ice Creams (AP)
-Lasagna
-Quiches (AP)

Snack Brands Australia – packaged chips ~All brands

-Cheezels
-Kettle chips (AP)
-Samboy chips (AP)
-CC’s corn chips
-Thins chips (AP)
-French Fries
-Chickadees
-Colvan chips


Uncle Tobys ~ Click here for more brands
-Fruit Breaks bars (AP)
-Chewy bars (AP)
-Bodywise bars
-Le Snak
-Roll Ups


(AP)= All products:- palm oil is found in all products or flavours of this specific brand. Example – palm oil is found in all flavours of Arnott’s Shapes: Plain, Chicken, Pizza, BBQ etc.
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13 thoughts on “The Perils of Palm Oil

  1. GiRRL_Earth

    Reblogged this on GiRRL_Earth.

    • Thanks for the reblog & spreading the word GiRRL!

      • GiRRL_Earth

        My pleasure. I admire people like you who really make a difference in the world. I often question how much of a difference I am making — I blog about animal exploitation, I donate $$$ and I make mindful purchases and yet none of that seems to be enough.Sometimes I wish I could go rogue but then I’ll be viewed as crazy.

      • GiRRL I go to bed unable to sleep some nights-my mind filled with the tragedies man inflicts on the animal kingdom. I understand. But at the same time I feel I HAVE to do something or I’ll go crazy. And I figure if I’m able to open even one persons mind, to educate somebody on SOMETHING that I’ve done something worthwhile. People who really care seem scarce sometimes, but that’s why we must stick together! Keep fighting my friend:)

      • GiRRL_Earth

        That is a wonderful philosophy. BTW, are you local? A friend of mine and I will be setting up a tent at the June 15, 2013 Rhode Island Gay Pride. We figure there will be thousands of people there so why not educate them on living a compassionate lifestyle by going vegan. Would you be willing to donate materials? We are trying to become a full-fledged charity but for now we print our own materials. I’d be happy to display some of your materials, hang a banner, etc if you’d be willing to donate your materials. I’m going to reach out to as many people as I can. If you are interested, please email me at GiRRLEarth@gmail.com (just let me know that you emailed me as I tend to get lazy about checking that account). 🙂

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  4. roxane

    Hi I have been making weekly videos documenting the items I have been switching to palm oil free. You and your readers may be interested 🙂

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