What can you do to help

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It is not always possible to tell which products contain palm oil, because it is often listed as vegetable oil in the ingredients list. Some groups are pushing to include palm oil on labels specifically. To help rainforest in Indonesia, we need to reduce our use of palm oil, so that demand drops and there won’t be a need for such an intense and damaging production.

It is not necessary to completely eliminate palm oil, but surely reduce it to a minimum. Used in food, palm oil is actually very unhealthy, because of its high content of saturated fats, which lead to elevated cholesterol levels. In skin care, cosmetics, detergents, and biofuel, we need to look for other alternatives.

If you want to learn more about rainforests and Borneo, as well as find ways on how you personally can engage, you can visit the websites included in the topic materials section.