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Kade Sweeney
Kade Sweeney Campaign leader

This article is making people aware of how palm oil is harming and killing orang-utans and the impact it has on the environment.

Orangutans in the News

The Orangutan Project
Leif Cocks is the founder and president of The Orangutan Project, a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation that works toward the protection of orangutans in Indonesia. He tells us here about his life’s work, the issues facing the people and animals of Indonesia, and how we can get involved to help save this amazing species from extinction. …Read More
Kade Sweeney
Kade Sweeney Campaign leader

The purpose of this article is to highlight the number of products that contain palm oil.

What is palm oil?

Palm oil is a common ingredient of margarines, biscuits, breads, breakfast cereals, instant noodles, shampoos, lipsticks, candles, detergents, chocolates and ice creams. The list of products that rely on the unique properties of palm oil is long, with one estimate suggesting that about a half of all packaged items found in supermarkets contain…Read More
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