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Palm oil plantations are threatening our water quality.  It is found in thousands of products from peanut butter and bread to shampoo and shaving cream.  When processing the oil palm fruits to crude palm oil it can send sediment, nutrients and other harmful substances into streams.  These plantations alter freshwater ecosystems.

Oil palm plantations threaten water quality, Stanford scientists say

Palm oil plantations are threatening our water quality. It is found in thousands of products from peanut butter and bread to shampoo and shaving cream. When processing the oil palm fruits to crude palm oil it can send sediment, nutrients and other harmful substances into streams. These plantations alter freshwater ecosystems.

Beef, palm oil, soy, and wood products from 8 countries responsible for 1/3 of forest destruction!

Beef, palm oil, soy, and wood products from 8 countries responsible for 1/3 of forest destruction!

Stop using PALM OIL!  Indonesian threat to elephants - conversion of habitat to monoculture palm oil plantations.

Stop using PALM OIL! Indonesian threat to elephants - conversion of habitat to monoculture palm oil plantations.

An orangutan in Kehje Sewen forest, Indonesia. The species has been threatened by deforestation caused by palm oil plantations.

An orangutan in Kehje Sewen forest, Indonesia. The species has been threatened by deforestation caused by palm oil plantations.

Tracking progress against deforestation - the Forest 500.

Tracking progress against deforestation - the Forest 500

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