Taking Strategic Aim at the Palm Oil Industry

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  1. Patty Shenker says:

    I had the opportunity to travel to Borneo (Kalimantan) with Dr. Birute Galdikas, who has been studying & rescuing them for over 40 years. I saw the deforestation & the palm oil plantations & I met and held many of the orphaned orangutans because of palm oil. This is a global tragedy with far reaching consequences. Palm oil is already responsible for over 10% of greenhouse emissions. I doubt that these large corporations will act quickly enough to save the endangered animals so I avoid palm oil completely. I hope in reading this informative article that your readers will avoid it as well.


  2. Jane Williams says:

    When I spent time with Dr. Galdikas and her orangutans in Kalimantan, the palm oil plantations did not exist; there was one large treeless area that was several degrees hotter than the jungle – it was a result of rice growers stripping the rain forest to grow their crop. The whole project was a fiasco because the soil was not suitable for rice farming; it is certainly not unlikely that it will be found unsuitable for palm oil production, but by the time that is discovered all those wonderful animals may be dead. One of the orangutans I knew (her name was Davida) apparently knew our group was leaving and walked up the path with me and gave me a hug; never will I forget that.

    Consider your priorities; is your consuming palm oil more important than the lives of orangutans and tigers. There are lots more animals who have depended on these forests – gibbon, proboscis monkeys, a small deer – whether they are still there I do not know.


  3. Ana Laura says:

    Nobody should stomach the statistics. Nobody should invest in Palm Oil. Nobody should be giving a look because the price is going up. In 3 years Sumatra Tigers will be GONE, forever!!! And it will be the investors of Palm Oil as well as the people that consume products that have it who will be guilty of that. DO NOT INVEST IN PALM OIL.


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