CrossRoots International

Palm oil is everywhere. It’s in everything. From cosmetics and food (it is present in 50% of the pre-packaged food items you find in the grocery store) to biodiesel and detergents, you would be hard pressed to escape it. You might see palmitate, palmitic acid or palm kernel oil listed on your peanut butter, chocolate, ice cream, and cake mix. You might add it to your coffee in the morning when you put in creamer, you might use it to fry your dinner in at night and you are probably feeding it to your pet.

Many of us overlook the ingredients in these items and for the most part this doesn’t affect our daily lives. The choices you make however can have severe consequences half-way around the world. When you go to the store you have options in the products you buy and the responsibility to make purchases from companies…

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