What’s in Your Food? #GoodBadPalmOil

*Disclaimer - This blog post is sponsored by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Why this specific campaign? Animated films show everyday items like noodles and ice cream that contain palm oil but asks, is it good or bad? Check out the video here - HERE to see it!  GoodBadPalmOil is the way to go.

Over 50% of supermarket goods for sale contain palm oil; from margarine and chocolate to donuts and cookies, to even household items like lipstick, shampoo and soap. In fact, around 70% of the worlds cosmetics and household detergents contain raw materials derived from palm oil. Globally, 13.47 million tonnes of palm oil is consumed but just 21% of it is certified as being from sustainable sources.  At RSPO, we believe that achieving 100% certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) in Europe is not only a realistic ambition but a vital one too. 

Check them out on Facebook/ , Twitter and Instagram - @GoodBadPalmOil .

The production of bad palm oil is rapidly destroying virgin rainforests and ecosystems and causing air pollution to rise and putting many species at risk of extinction. If grown sustainably, good palm oil can benefit local communities with fair working conditions and help protect valuable species and forests.

Why the campaign? The good news is that we are already starting to see change; 13 countries currently have RSPO certified producers, which translates to 3.6 million hectares of land, and many companies are displaying our RSPO trademark on their product packaging. We now need to build on this momentum, so were asking you to get involved with the debate and share our campaign about good palm oil. You can read more about the campaign, watch Jessica Dances knitted food videos and share the positive message of good palm oil on social media via our new website

Why the campaign? Look out for the RSPO symbol on products, reassurance it only contains RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil. 

See examples of products with the RSPO symbol here: 

See this site to find out more about our work here at RSPO visit: www.rspo.org/aboutWant to see whats been achieved so far? We update our progress every month, keep up-to-date here.

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