The Effects of Palm Oil Production

Palm oil, an edible oil derived from the fruit of the African oil palm, has become a major contributor to environmental degradation. It became a sort of “miracle product” that can be found in everything from cookies to shampoo as it is very versatile and cheap to produce.

However, mass palm oil production has many negative environmental consequences such as habitat destruction, increased carbon emissions, and deforestation. Learn more from the infographics below!

For more information on palm oil and how to avoid it:

Which Everyday Products Contain Palm Oil?

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