Palm oil is linked to rapid loss of biodiversity when produced unsustainably. It is found in at least 50% of packaged foods at the supermarket but is mostly hidden under the guise of ‘vegetable oil’ or other names. Many Australians are unaware that this hidden product is contributing to extreme environmental destruction and putting the health of their families at risk.
JGIA continues to be at the forefront of the fight to label palm oil and were pleased to hear that on Friday, November 24, state ministers met once again to discuss the need to identify palm oil on food labels. If you haven’t done so already, we urge you to please take a minute to let these ministers know that you want, and deserve, clear labelling of palm oil on products before it is too late. Simply click here and select your state, and our friends at Zoos Victoria will send an email on your behalf. You can also keep up to date with JGIA’s Habitat Protection “#labelme” campaign by visiting our Palm Oil webpage and following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for how you can help us speak up.