In 2015, Jonas and I travelled to the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. An island home to our world’s most ancient primary rainforest and unique biodiversity endemic to Borneo. You probably are familiar with Borneo as being the home of the endangered orangutans and maybe you’ve heard of the curious Proboscis Monkey. We hope you enjoy our video and learn a little about this unique jungle paradise.
The future of Borneo is in the palm of your hands. With 50% of the items at the grocery store containing palm oil, it is up to consumers all around the world to stand up for our rainforest by refusing palm oil. Consumers have a huge amount of power so let’s use it.
This is what you can do to make a difference:
Even “sustainable” palm oil is very controversial but definitely better than not sustainable. Also palm oil has a ridiculous amount of alter egos (it is disguised by many different names and has many different derivatives) so get to know them all. Keep your eye out for these ingredients.
INGREDIENTS: Vegetable Oil, Vegetable Fat, Palm Kernel, Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Fruit Oil, Palmate, Palmitate, Palmolein, Glyceryl, Stearate, Stearic Acid, Elaeis Guineensis, Palmitic Acid, Palm Stearine, Palmitoyl Oxostearamide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Kernelate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Lauryl Lactylate/Sulphate, Hyrated Palm Glycerides, Etyl Palmitate, Octyl Palmitate, Palmityl Alcohol