Palm Oil and Deforestation
The Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil, pulp and paper crisis is becoming by far now a major issue that one must no longer ignore and turn their heads. This week we published a brief but in-depth document on climate change and the disastrous environmental destruction that the palm oil trade and other environmental destruction is having upon our delicate ecosphere, animals and flora.
The palm oil, pulp and paper trade, peat destruction, legal and illegal logging, to now sea dredging is now a major environmental worry that is doing more than harming the planets delicate ozone layer, animals and natural habitat, this trade is destroying and killing thousands of hectares a day, all species of Orang-utans’ along with the Sumatran and Bengal Tiger, Pigmy Elephant, to species of animals and botanical plants that we have not yet understood or had the chance to analyse are being wiped out as YOU the member of the public sits at home using the products that have derived from these forests and delicate habitats harvested by the destructive human and his machinery.
We did try to urge the public on using sustainable palm oil usage that has been grown on the used land from which trees were felled then re-grown again without the need the fell more trees, dig up more peat thus NOT releasing massive amounts of carbon in to the atmosphere creating a catastrophic carbon output but safer and greener one. Sadly though this is no longer the way from which the International Animal Rescue Foundation can educate and make aware to the general public as of more permits being granted thus reducing sustained usage of used agricultural land.
The capacious pulp and paper trade is “out of control” and we now as a united international animal and environmental protection organization is losing a great deal of faith and patience in the (R.S.P.O) Round table for Sustainable Palm Oil and Asian agricultural affairs. We have also shrugged aside the meetings from the Indonesian and Malaysian government’s environmental affairs committee as of the corruption and widespread compulsive lies that we ourselves and other organisations are trying to help.
International Animal Rescue Foundation was going to visit Indonesia and Malaysia in 2013 to seek information and source problem areas that we could investigate on and “document ate” to the general public, retail and other companies that use palm oil, and paper to wood to supply much of the European Union, America, Canada, and Asia. However as of the ignorance, along with more permits being granted to palm oil industries and pulp and paper organisations then we had to send a field team out in to the forests sooner rather than latter that has now sent to us vast quantities of information that we are as animal, environmental, marine and botanical experts are highly concerned about hence why we are now stating that there is no such thing as “sustainability”.
Leaving the sea grass issue out of this that is mostly confined to European and America areas plus some Asian nations. The Rain forests of Indonesia and Malaysia are being felled gastronomically. Upon reading and studying scientific data that we collected the rate at which we are losing rain forests is by far more than what Greenpeace and other organisations have stated.
Mathematically the area of rain forest that is felled every day in Indonesia and Malaysia is on average 7,140 x 6 square metres (per country) equalling an estimated 85,680 square meters of land from BOTH countries combined from which trees, animals and flora are destroyed a day which is the rough estimate of 6 football pitches (sized) per country per day every day. This estimate is taken from previous data that we had published on in the “later” part of the year. However upon looking at the real data, investigating and interviewing locals and companies the amount above is nowhere near that of what any organisation has stated. The actual number that we can give to the amount of rain forest in Indonesia and Malaysia just from these two major environmentally destructive and non-law abiding nations are destroying is 144,240 square meters which is the size of 8 football pitches at an exact size of 7,140 square meters (X’d) by sixteen equalling this monumental portion of green fresh rain forest per country per day. So every year and this is the “nearest estimate that is the most depressing” is 41,697,600 square meters a year for both countries combined. So the scale of this massive amount is more than what governmental organisations are letting on. This includes as many illegal logging practices that we could find on the ground of which locals were willing to talk to our investigators and Arboriculturists.
The figures above will increase until eventually there are no green belts in Indonesia and Malaysia this does not even include Brazil, the effect that this loss will have is gigantic and the damage that it will have on the ozone layer and climate change is enormous and very unpredictable.
To add to this humungous amount of rain forest destruction, is peat land that is being wiped out that emits tons of carbon in to the atmosphere a year. The Round table for Sustainable Palm Oil is trying to protect the rain forests and peat marsh land. Without you though the general public this help is literally soaking away, and as long as money can be made then no one in this industry cares unless you now all as responsible humans, children, businesses and governmental organisations wake up, address this massive problem that has been pushed to one side by many animal activists and now take action.
Peat land and sea grass dredging is bar far the worst emitter of carbon gasses in to our precious and most sensitive environment. Peat land and sea grass holds MORE carbon that any rain forests on the planet, they store millions of tons of waste of carbon from cars, factories, power plants, fossil fuel burning that is still a major problem in parts of Africa, Asia, Europe and America to Canada.
Storing this used carbon is relatively safe though. However as soon as this balanced and very well structured carbon keeping ground or sea bed is racked or dug up then “BOOM” you have just released what has been captured by this delicate but precious living matter that has removed from the atmosphere this carbon and other air pollutants.
The damage will not fully be known until the governments stop this action now, but what we can say is that should the problem not be addressed then you will all notice a vast change every 2-5 years now in environmental impacts effecting the earth.
Sea levels rising, summers that was once bearable to unbearable, mass flooding, forest fires as of drought, intense winters, botanical changes such as bulbs and trees blooming far too early, temperature gain, to much more. To think that this is because the human race wanted that new wooden table, or that special cooking oil to high powered (SUV) Sports Utility Vehicle. Carry on saying to yourselves that it’s just a storm in a tea cup it’s not going to happen as they said the same twenty years ago. Please do keep acknowledging the fact the world is not growing and overpopulation is just not a problem. (YOU ARE THE PROBLEM YOU NOW HAVE TO FIX THIS)
Please though don’t come running to the scientists, biologists, ecologists, botanists, environmentalists, marine biologists, meteorologists and many more when your homes are on fire, or flooded, your city is filled with more than smog.
We are trying to HELP YOU, and the only people that can help are yourselves from the factual and evidential data plus investigations that we carry out every day, month and year.
WHAT IS PALM OIL & WHAT CAN I DO TO STOP MASS EXTINCTION OF FORESTS AND ANIMALS?
Palm oil is edible plant oil and is derived from the mesocarp of the fruit of the oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). It is naturally reddish in colour because of high beta-carotene content. It is not to be confused with palm kernel oil derived from the kernel of the same fruit, or coconut oil derived from the kernel of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). The differences are in colour (raw palm kernel oil lacks carotenoids and is not red), and in saturated fat content: Palm mesocarp oil is 41% saturated, while Palm Kernel oil and Coconut oil are 81% and 86% saturated respectively
Palm oil, along with coconut oil, is one of the few highly saturated vegetable fats. It is semi-solid at room temperatures and contains several saturated and unsaturated fats in the forms of glyceryl laurate (0.1%, saturated), myristate (1%, saturated), palmitate (44%, saturated), stearate (5%, saturated), oleate (39%, monounsaturated), linoleate (10%, polyunsaturated), and alpha-linolenate (0.3%, polyunsaturated). Like all vegetable oils, palm oil does not contain cholesterol, although saturated fat intake increases both LDL and HDL cholesterol.
Palm oil is a common cooking ingredient in the tropical belt of Africa, Southeast Asia and parts of Brazil. Its increasing use in the commercial food industry in other parts of the world is buoyed by its lower cost and the high oxidative stability (saturation) of the refined product when used for frying.
Palm oil is a staple diet of many via cooking and is found in many fresh foods packaged and un-packaged along with being found in almost 85.9% of all foods to cooking oils and now “so called green car” fuels or bio fuels as they are better known.
The palm oil tree originates from Greece although there are many different species that grow worldwide. Please remember when you are enjoying a packet of crisps, plate of chips, bathing in your favourite soap, or enjoying your favourite chocolate bar that what you are consuming and using is not sustainable palm oil but palm oil that has taken the lives of hundreds of Orang-utans’, Tigers, botanical species of plants, Elephants, Primates that share 99.7 % of our own DNA structure of which they are our closest cousins, Parrots, even Fish. You are contributing by purchasing food that contains this major ingredient to global wildlife and botanical destruction.
MY PRODUCT DOES NOT SAY PALM OIL THOUGH!
90% of products do not list “palm oil” as an ingredient, this is where people that want to stop this barbaric trade are confused and mostly put of therefore continuing to eat products, drink and bathe in them that mostly contain palm oil. That’s where the International Animal Rescue Foundation comes in to force again through using intensive investigation and communication always ensuring that one builds a good rapport to obtain this information for the general public.
Thousands of animals die each year due to this monstrous trade that we can no longer just allow anymore, so through SAF one of our main mission statements (Support Awareness Funding) this is now where we help you and others fight for a better global life and to fund and make aware the issues and problems of what such a trade is causing.
Please view the ingredients below in what to avoid, all of these are palm oil ingredients also please ensure that although a product may “say from sustainable sources” it we can guarantee along with others is not sustainable, green or eco-environmentally friendly.
Chemicals that have palm oil in
When an oil plantation is exposed for breaking (RSPO) rules then these companies pull out quicker than you can say (your done for)
The list of ingredients in which it is found in is below. And this is just a handful.
Palm oil, various names on labels
Sodium Laureth Sulphate (can also be from coconut)
Sodium Lauryl Sulphates (can also be from ricinus oil)
Sodium dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)
Palm Oil Kernal
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate
Sodium lauryl sulfoacetate (coconut and/or palm)
Hydrated palm glycerides
Sodium isostearoyl lactylaye
Cetyl palmitate (and anything with palmitate at the end)
(Many more too)
We are going to update the document as and when our findings our investigated, we do though ask you to please view and take in the video below. Please do not purchase any products that have palm oil in them or the listed ingredients above. Please also remember the three (R’s) Reuse, Recycle, Reduce. You can also visit the 501 c 3 NGO International Animal Rescue Foundation on conservation and Orang-utan, rain forest management project. Together we can stop abuse.
This document will be updated in a regular basis to keep our supporters informed of the disastrous effects that human life and the Asian government is having upon the rain forests, wildlife, flora and botanical world.
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