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Palm oil & the environment

I know many of you are trying to be more eco-conscious, so I thought I would share this article about palm oil. It's a popular ingredient in everything from food to cosmetics to skincare, but growing and harvesting it is awful for the environment: "Palm oil has made a huge impact on the tropical forests its taken from. Many of these forests have been cleared to make room for oil palm tree plantations, devastating the habitats of certain endangered animals, like the orangutan and the Sumatran Elephant. This is especially prevalent in Southeast Asia, where more plantations equals more deforestation. "Aside from destroying the homes of these animals, the production of palm oil releases tons of greenhouse gases that are incredibly harmful to the environment. According to a 2018 study published in the journal Nature Communications, the amount of carbon released when just one hectare of forest is cleared to grow oil palm trees is almost equal to the amount of carbon produced by 530 people flying from Geneva, Switzerland, to New York. "Palm oil production even threatens water and soil quality. According to Stanford University, the clearing of land and plantation management can release sediment and other harmful substances into streams." You can read more here: https://brightly.eco/is-palm-oil-bad-for-the-environment/
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thank you for sharing
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Thank you for sharing this info
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Thanks for sharing this kind of information!💖
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thank you for sharing! 💓
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