If you like palm oil and you consider it safe than we have some major truth bomb which will change you view on nature and palm oil.
Probably you have heard of Borneo and Sumatra which are very rich in life with a list of more than 20 thousands of plant species, 3 thousands of tree species and over 300 thousands of animal and many more that are discovered every year. But the thing that you don’t know is that these places have the longest list of endangered species such as the orangutan.
The sad truth is that despite their natural beauty and treasure every hour an rainforest area of around 300 football fields is cleared in order to create way for the production of vegetable oil. This vegetable oil to us is known as palm oil and is widely used in everyday products.
At this point we must mention the orangutans whose natural habitat is the rainforests. Not only that we are destroying their place of living but also many of them die in that process. It is estimated that around 90% of their habitats are already destroyed in the last 20 years.
Why this happens you may ask yourself and what is the connection between the palm oil industry and orangutans. The thing is that orangutans are considered pests for the palm trees and the workers have permission to do whatever they want to get rid of them. Of the orangutans are brutally killed, beaten or run over all in the name if palm oil industry.
It is estimated that more than 50 thousand orangutans have died as a result of deforestation in the past 2 decades. Also if this deforestation continues orangutans will be completely gone in the next 10 years and all of the rain forest in the next 20 year. Their place would be taken by the palm oil industry.
If you still consider that you buying palm oil has nothing to do with the rainforests and orangutans than more shocking facts follow. In fast the production of palm oil except that it destroys the nature but also it pollutes it. Rivers are polluted, land erosion happens, smoke is produced while burning the tree. In fact burning palm trees is the second biggest contributor to greenhouse effect.
So next time when you buy palm oil think about all of the above mention. Not only that animals suffer from this but also this industry has great effect on you, your friends and family and the environment where you live.