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What’s the Fuss About Palm Oil?

What’s the Fuss About Palm Oil?

Here at Valor, its a Palm Oil Free Zone!  

We are committed to NEVER using Palm Oil or Palm products and their derivatives. It’s Easy! However… Palm Oil Tree plantations are a massive industry. Particularly in Malaysia, Borneo and Indonesia.

Millions of hectares of rainforest habitats have been cleared and continue being cleared by bulldozing and burning. You may have seen the images taken from space showing dark clouds of smoke over vast areas of Asia & South America caused by burning off native Rainforests, in order to plant more Palm Oil trees.

Many species, including Orangutans, are either endangered or now extinct. In a monoculture of palms, very few species can survive.

Rainforests are being cleared at the rate of 300 football fields per hour to make way for oil palm plantations.

The increased demand for palm oil, which is grown only in tropical environments, is fuelling the destruction of the rainforest habitat of Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, pushing those endangered species even closer to extinction. Estimates show that if something isn’t done soon to stop the spread of oil palm plantations into the forests, orangutans will be extinct in under ten years.

Some soap makers say that their Palm oil comes from “sustainable” plantations, but it is hard to prove the true source, and what truly is sustainable by the time it reaches our shores, from an industry that has grown so disproportionately in the last 30 years. While there is such a huge demand, clearing to grow more palm oil will continue.

Keep your eyes peeled – Palm oil is found in many foods we buy from the supermarket at a heavy cost to the Earth’s atmosphere & the biodiversity of our fauna & flora.  Read those labels!

30 NAMES PALM OIL CAN BE LABELLED AS in Foods, Body Products, Cosmetics & Cleaning Agents

  1. Vegetable Oil
  2. Vegetable Fat
  3. Sodium Laureth Sulfate (in almost everything that foams)
  4. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
  5. Sodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)
  6. Palm Kernel
  7. Palm Oil Kernel
  8. Palm Fruit Oil
  9. Palmate
  10. Palmitate
  11. Palmolein
  12. Glyceryl Stearate
  13. Stearic Acid
  14. Elaeis Guineensis
  15. Palmitic Acid
  16. Palm Stearine
  17. Palmitoyl Oxostearamide
  18. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3
  19. Steareth-2
  20. Steareth-20
  21. Sodium Kernelate
  22. Sodium Palm Kernelate
  23. Sodium Lauryl Lactylate/Sulphate
  24. Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate
  25. Hyrated Palm Glycerides
  26. Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylaye
  27. Cetyl Palmitate
  28. Octyl Palmitate
  29. Cetyl Alcohol
  30. Palmityl Alcohol

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