It’s All About Transparency

It’s All About Transparency

(June 23, 2020) Palm oil remains a subject that triggers emotions, that much is clear to see. But when we talk about palm oil and the challenges we face — not only in producing it sustainably but also marketing it transparently — we find anything but clarity. Why is that? Turns out there are risks […]

fair-trade palm oil

5 Brands That Use Palm Oil You Can Trust

(June 8, 2020) If you want to believe the media, you better stay away from palm oil. But when you dig a little deeper, you will learn that there is also good palm oil that is produced with respect for nature, people and animals. But how will you know that soap, peanut butter and snack […]

Eliminating barriers for progress

Eliminating barriers for progress

(June 2, 2020) Meet Sebastian Rojas, farmer liaison officer at Natural Habitats. As a child he spent all his summer holidays at his grandparents’ farm. He loved being out in the field, helping his grandfather cultivate the organic fruit orchards. Already from a young age he was imbued with the extensive traditional knowledge that farmers […]

palm oil’s rainforest destruction

Nature Doesn’t Have To Carry The Burden

(May 25, 2020) Agriculture and nature often clash. The images of palm oil’s rainforest destruction are a devastating example. But what happens when agriculture and nature work in unison? Jason Crespo, an Ecuadorian oil palm farmer shows us that it is possible. For him environmental protection is an integral part of his work: “I want […]

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How Sustainable Palm Oil Protects Orangutans

(May 18, 2020) Are you banning palm oil because of all the bad things you are hearing about it? For instance about orangutans losing their natural habitats? That’s a shame, since palm oil can also be grown sustainably and protect the lives of people and wildlife. There are many people committed to protecting wildlife and […]

Why this farmer can finally breathe again

Why this farmer can finally breathe again

(May 11, 2020) Palm oil has a bad reputation. In the media we have seen how its production destroys rainforests and exploits people. But what happens when we produce it the right way? And we can all benefit from the many advantages that palm oil has to offer? Then we will start to change lives. […]