Sustainable Palm Oil

Sustainable Palm Oil


Have you ever wondered about Palm Oil? What is it and how does it affect your everyday life? You may have heard of Palm Oil, but aren’t sure whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing. One thing you should know is that everything you’ve heard about Palm Oils is WRONG! There is actually such a thing as GOOD Palm Oil. When it’s grown correctly, Palm Oil can actually help to benefit local communities. When it’s grown unsustainably, it can actually destroy the environment.

Common Products That Use Palm Oil

There are some common products that you will find Palm Oil in. You’ll find palm oil in everything from lipstick, shampoo, all of the way to chocolate. Think about it, even the cookies you eat contain Palm Oil. If you use household products or eat foods on a daily basis, it’s safe to say that there is probably either palm oil in it or a product derived from palm oil. With palm oil being such a consistent product used around the world, it’s important that it’s produced correctly, so it benefits humans and the environment.

Good Palm Oil Versus Bad Palm Oil

It may take a minute, but you really have to think about the good palm oil verses the bad palm oil. Did you know that over 50% of the foods in the supermarket contain palm oil? Even 70% of the world’s cosmetics and household materials contain some sort of raw material that was derived from palm oil. To say it’s an important ingredient in goods is an understatement.

When companies produce bad palm oil, they are destroying the rain forest and ecosystems within that rainforest. There is a way to create sustainable palm oil and RSPO is working hard to make sure that the only kind of palm oil that’s produced is the sustainable kind. When palm oil is grown in a sustainable way, it can actually benefit local communities instead of hurting them. Of course, it can also create fair working conditions and help protect our animals and forests.

Visit to say yes to sustainable Palm Oil. It’s important to raise awareness for sustainable palm oil before it’s too late. Don’t you agree? Keep in mind that Palm Trees produce 4-10 more oil that other crops that can be cultivated out of the land. It’s all about keeping the environment safe and not using up, even more, resources.







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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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