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Rodrigo Louvat
I am a Marketing Associate at Tera in charge of digital marketing and content creation, writing blog articles and newsletters. Drop me a line at rodrigo.louvat@hellotera.com if you feel like it!

What is the Impact of Palm Oil and How Can You Avoid it?

Palm oil is in EVERYTHING, but it doesn’t have to be 

Today we need to address a serious issue which is the destruction of rainforests caused by the production of palm oil. Palm oil is a widely used ingredient in food, cosmetics, and other products, but its production has led to the destruction of millions of hectares of rainforests. This destruction has significant environmental impacts, including the loss of critical habitat for many species and increased greenhouse gas emissions.

The production of palm oil involves clearing large areas of rainforest to plant oil palm trees, resulting in habitat destruction for many animal and plant species, including orangutans, tigers, and rhinos. This deforestation not only threatens biodiversity but also contributes to climate change by releasing large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Screenshot of Tera app marking a product free of Palm Oil

As consumers, we can make a difference by choosing products that are free from palm oil or that use sustainable version of it. We can also support companies that are committed to using sustainable palm oil and avoiding deforestation.

It’s important to be aware of the impact our food and consumer choices have on the environment. By making small changes in our daily habits, we can help preserve the rainforests and the planet. Let’s work together to ensure that our future generations have access to healthy and thriving ecosystems.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message, and please consider selecting the rainforest impact preference and avoid palm oil as much as possible.

Tera app screenshot explaining what palm oil is

Help us empower people to make a positive impact by joining our movement and using our conscious shopping app. Build a community and demand change by subscribing and sharing. Together we can revolutionize everyday shopping and create a brighter future.

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