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Orangutan survival and the shopping trolley

Palm oil is the cheapest vegetable oil available and so is used in a vast number of products. Sadly the production of palm oil is leading to the extinction of the Orangutan as the rain forests of Borneo are illegally logged to create plantations.

For info on how palm oil is affecting our closest relative (Orangutan share 98% of our DNA) see this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8523000/8523999.stm

If you want to see what products in your shopping basket contain palm oil so you can make an informed choice check out this link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8517000/8517093.stm

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