The Palm oil industry is having a detrimental effect on the environment, I want a clear label put on products containing unsustainable palm oil, and a program that educates the general public on the effect of palm oil on the environment and what has to be done to animals habitats just to produce palm oil. I believe that the Australian general public is not given the opportunity to do their part because of the large amount of products in the Australian market containing palm oil, without labelling it clearly. This program is extremely important because palm oil is present in 50% of products that we use on a daily basis. The education of people on the products that contain palm oil will make it easier for people to reduce the amount they use. There are currently over 50 animal species and over 230 plant species at risk of extinction because of deforestation caused by palm oil production and with 300 football field's worth of valuable rainforest being cleared each hour the time for action is now. If this program were to go ahead it would raise awareness in people of the amount of palm oil they use. Labelling products containing palm oil would give people a choice to reduce the amount of palm oil they use. Minimising the demand for palm oil and the amount of land being cleared for this trade. Every square meter of important rainforest that is not cut down is extremely important for the life of animals in those areas. Palm oil production is a worldwide problem and should not be ignored by Australia just because the damage to the environment isn't directly affecting Australia. Because, like every country around the world we are contributing to the demand for palm oil, we are responsible for the damage caused to rainforests by palm oil production. Sincerely Liam Duncan
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There needs to be clear labelling put on products containing palm oil, this would raise awareness amongst the general public of how much palm oil they consume. This would allow people to easily...
There needs to be clear labelling put on products containing palm oil, this would raise awareness amongst the general public of how much palm oil they consume. This would allow people to easily minimise the amount of palm oil they use, minimising the demand for palm oil Australia wide.