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How Palm Oil is Changing the Cosmetics Industry

We all know that palm oil and red palm oil are extremely versatile ingredients used in a variety of products, from cleaning supplies, to cooking and food products, to cosmetics. But while we’re well aware of the incredible health benefits palm oil brings to the table thanks to it’s Vitamin A, E, and beta-carotene-rich makeup […]

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How Red Palm Oil Benefits Skin and Hair

Red palm oil, the substance used in cooking supplies, cosmetics, cleaning products, and more, is extracted from the fruit of an oil palm, just as regular palm oil is. Both sorts of palm oil have been used in cooking and meals for thousands of years, and holds a huge amount of health benefits.  Due to […]

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What There Is To Know About Vegetable Oil

The San Francisco Bay area is home to a variety of restaurants that are on a mission to provide delicious, healthy, and clean food. A number of these restaurants are very particular about the vegetable oil they use for cooking and frying. Earlier this month I had the opportunity to visit three wonderful Palm Done […]

Wilfrido Marcillas and his daughter Camilla, oil palm farmers in Quevedo, Ecuador

A Farmer’s Green Revolution

An early Friday morning, earlier this month, I met with Wilfrido Marcillas and his daughter Camilla, Palm Done Right farmers in Quevedo, Ecuador. It is a joy to be in the field and hear their stories. And it is crucial for understanding their challenges and needs. A farmer his entire life, Wilfrido has gone through […]

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Why We Use Palm Oil

Early summer my attention was drawn to an article with the title “How palm oil became the world’s most hated, most used fat source”, written by Jonathan E. Robins, associate professor of global history at Michigan Technology University. The article was published right after the launch of his book Oil Palm, covering ten years of research of the crop’s […]

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Ecuador’s Sexiest Frogs

In July 2000, the UN’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre recognized 17 megadiverse countries which hold the majority of Earth’s species and high numbers of endemic species. The term megadiverse has been awarded to those countries that have at least 5,000 of the world’s plants as endemics and have marine ecosystems within its borders (source: Ecuador, […]