Wildlife Extinction Not Sustainable
Sustainable palm oil is killing endangered species. In a rush to greenwash the palm oil industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and destruction with a token green project elsewhere in the world.
Most palm oil is grown on land that was once pristine rainforest and habitat for orangutans, tigers and Asian elephants. Even so-called “sustainable” palm oil is driving deforestation and the death of endangered species today. That’s because the industry embraces a practice where companies can buy green certificates to pay for their irreversible sins in the rainforest. They totally ignore the issue of biodiversity in their discussion of sustainability.
“Sustainable” is a label bought not earned in this industry, which is a deliberate fraud. It’s also a crime against humanity and nature.
You can’t destroy peatland and endangered species on Sumatra and offset it with a eucalyptus plantation in Costa Rica. Just ask these endangered species how they feel about sustainable palm oil, (which is 50 percent saturated fat).