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The single greatest threat facing orangutans today is the rapidly expanding palm oil trade. Rainforests are being cleared at a rate of 300 football fields per hour and palm oil companies often use uncontrolled burning to clear the land, resulting in 1,000s of orangutans being burned to death. Those that survive have nowhere to live and nothing left to eat. If something isn't done soon to stop the spread of oil palm plantations into the forests, orangutans will be extinct within 10-20 years.
Brands that use palm oil ----the best way to avoid palm oil is clearly to make your own stuff from scratch...healthier for you as well! READ THE INGREDIENTS LABEL AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT SOMETHING IS, LOOK IT UP--YOU MIGHT BE SHOCKED AT WHAT YOUR FAVOURITE BRAND PUTS IN YOUR FOOD