Conflict Palm Oil

CONFLICT PALM OIL  is the world’s least expensive vegetable oil. Palm kernel oil is unhealthy for the human body and it is responsible for human rights abuses, land grabs, and rainforest destruction. Its irresponsible cultivation in tropical areas is causing Orangutan Extinction. 

Palm Oil is found in many packaged food, and other products such as lipsticks, shampoos, soaps and detergents.

More than 85% of the palm oil in America's packaged food is grown on palm oil plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia where it is associated with child labor and forced labor.

Palm oil isn't clearly labeled, IT IS IMPORTANT to recognize which products and brands are selling this critical ingredients in order to avoid it. FIRST you need to learn how to identify it!

Palm oil goes by many names,  including Palm Kernel Oil, Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Vegetable Oil, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. Full list below.

RAN’s Conflict Palm Oil campaign is asking the Snack Food 20* companies to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from their production and is demanding only responsible palm oil from their suppliers. 

25 Shades of Palm Oil

Palm oil and its derivatives can appear under more names than just “palm oil.” Here they are listed by WWF 

1. Elaeis guineensis
2. Etyl palmitate
3. Glyceryl
4. Hydrogenated palm glycerides
5. Octyl palmitate
6. Palm fruit oil
7. Palm kernel
8. Palm kernel oil
9. Palm stearine
10. Palmate
11. Palmitate
12. Palmitic acid
13. Palmitoyl oxostearamide
14. Palmitoyl tetrapeptide-3
15. Palmityl alcohol
16. Palmolein
17. Sodium kernelate
18. Sodium laureth sulfate
19. Sodium lauryl lactylate/sulphate
20. Sodium lauryl sulfate
21. Sodium palm kernelate
22. Stearate
23. Stearic acid
24. Vegetable fat
25. Vegetable oil