It’s time to say yes to GOOD palm oil.
I am always looking for ways to incorporate sustainable and ethically sourced products into my kitchen and cooking. I was tickled to hear about this new campaign for RSPO’s GOOD Palm Oil.
May 23rd marked the launch of RSPO’s exciting new global campaign, which highlights the many consumer goods that contain palm oil, and that everyone can make a choice between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ palm oil.
This blog post is sponsored by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.
To make it even more fun, you can watch videos on everyday items like noodles, ice cream and cookies on their YouTube channel. The campaign films feature knitted foods created by renowned artist Jessica Dance. With support from bloggers in the US and Europe, and on social media, RSPO is asking everyone to get involved with the debate and help raise awareness of GOOD palm oil. Join us in the journey to do away with bad palm oil!
Click on the picture to watch a video!
Did you know?
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 world’s cosmetics and household detergents contain raw materials derived from palm oil. Globally, 13.47 million tons of palm oil is consumed but just 21% of it is certified as being from sustainable sources.
Cooking with clean and healthy ingredients is very important to me. I like to know where my food comes from and that the land and environment was respected in harvesting it. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or love a good steak, you’ll be able to introduce GOOD Palm Oil into your everyday kitchen pantry. I use brands that I know keep true to harvesting ethically. And palm oil is a great choice for cooking. Have you ever used it? You can buy it in a jar just like coconut oil.
Have a look around your home and see what contains palm oil, I bet you’ll be surprised. And now find out how much of it is form sustainable sources. Let me know in the comments what you find!
RSPO believes that achieving 100% certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) in Europe is not only a realistic ambition but a vital one too. 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.
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 we’re 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 Dance’s knitted food videos and share the positive message of good palm oil on social media via their new website. The conversation about sustainable palm oil is already happening and we want as many people as possible to get involved and share their views.
To join the debate on social media, using the hashtag #goodbadpalmoil
Look out for the RSPO symbol on products, and be sure it only contains RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil. See examples of products with the RSPO symbol here.