No Palm Oil
We do not use palm oil in any of our products.
Many mainstream brands of peanut butter use palm oil as an emulsifier. This is done because the oil from nuts and seeds naturally separates. Some manufacturers remove the natural, nutrient-rich oils from nut and seed butters and replace them with palm oil.
The large scale cultivation of palm oil has been cited by environmental group as a threat to the orangutan and other primates that inhabit the rainforests of Indonesia. The impact of these plantations included deforestation, habitat loss of critically endangered species and significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
We are proud to support the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation who are currently providing welfare and rehabilitation for approximately 800 orphaned and displaced orangutans. We are pleased to announce that we have adopted 8 of the orphaned orangutans which means we are able to help with the costs of rehabilitating these orangutans until such time they can be released into their natural habitat in the forest.
Orangutans are endangered and at risk of extinction. BOS Foundation focuses efforts on conservation, rescue, rehabilitation and reintroduction of Bornean orangutans at their two rehabilitation centres. All of the orangutans cared for have been displaced due to Palm Oil or other plantation establishment or the illegal pet trade resulting in forest loss. BOS have secured a safe natural habitat and have commenced a reintroduction programme in to the wild. This is the largest ape reintroduction programme in the world.
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