Palm oil is very bad for one's health. The only people who profit from this are the plantation owners. We are not only putting the orangutans at risk, but those of human beings as well. Before buying products like cakes, cookies etc. check the ingredients. If they contain palm oil, don't buy them. They are trans fat and contribute to clogged arteries, high cholesterol levels etc. and can provoke heart attacks and strokes!
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In rainforests half a world away from the United States, orangutans are making their last stand for survival. Scientists warn that these gentle and intelligent animals, among humankind's closest kin, could become extinct within our lifetime if their rainforest homes continue to be destroyed for palm oil plantations. But the primary threat pushing them toward extinction lies much closer to home…
The top 20 snack food brands are doing business with companies that are driving the last 60,600 wild orangutans to extinction, committing human rights violations and destroying rainforests we all rely on. You can help build a massive grassroots movement to build outrage over Conflict Palm Oil and send a loud and clear message to the Snack Food 20 that we expect them to cut rainforest destruction…
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