Headlines blare down on us from newspaper and internet articles. Forest fires! Damage to the eco-systerm! Conservation emergency! Orangutans are dying becasue of our snacks and shampoos! They demand we say "No to palm oil"!
But hold on …
Palm oil has been a cooking staple in Southeast Asia for thousands of years. It is true that in countries such as Malaysia and Borneo, hundreds of thousands of acres of natural forest land has been cleared to make way for palm oil plantations, often at the expense of the wildlife that lives there.
But not all palm oil is created equal.
The South American palm oil we use to produce Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs is 100% organic certified, non-GMO and sustainable. It is the only palm oil we use.
Our palm oil producer works hard to make sure that no harm is done to the eco-system and, in fact, not only consistently re-plants trees, but also cares for the welfare of the company's workers and their families. And, by the way, has never hurt a hair on the head of a single orangutan.
Choose products that contain organic, RSPO and Rainforest Alliance certified palm oil. Just like we do.