Food products are often more importantly defined by what’s not in them rather than what is.
Vegan nutrition bars are among the most scrutinized products on the market. Among many ingredients omitted during the creation of Planet Protein’s products, palm oil is at the top of our list.
Palm oil represents 30% of the world’s vegetable oil production alone, and can be found in up to 50% of supermarket products in developed countries like the United States, Great Britain, and Australia.
Palm oil is one of the few edible products on Earth in which extraction methods constitute both a human rights and ecological disaster. See below for key facts on its total impact
Palm oil’s destructive path and projected future is not reliant on doomsday speculation by wide-eyed environmentalists. The evidence of its torrid swathe is apparent all around us.
Thankfully, education about the dangers of palm oil is spreading. While our groceries are inundated with palm oil’s insidious presence, conscious alternatives are more abundant than ever.
Any company touting a pedigree of eco-consciousness should abstain from ever using palm oil in their products. A consumer base with a collaborative goal is the most powerful economic entity in the world. You can make a bold statement with your dollar!