5 Minutes With… Monique van Wijnbergen from Natural Habitats

Palm tree

“We really want to change the conversation in the market that palm can be grown for good.”
Palm oil is a contentious commodity. On the one hand, it is frequently associated with deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change. On the other hand, it is odourless, high yield, and features in more than 50% of all supermarket products (both in food and non-food categories).

Yet, there are companies who are changing the dichotomy of palm oil’s controversial reputation. Natural Habitats is one of those companies. It is committed to the sustainable production of organic and fairly traded products, including organic palm oil. Here, Bio Insight Markets’ Liz Gyekye caught up with Monique van Wijnbergen, corporate communications director at Natural Habitats.

Here, Bio Insight Markets’ Liz Gyekye caught up with Monique van Wijnbergen, corporate communications director at Natural Habitats.

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Why You Should Get Involved
with Palm Done Right

Palm can be grown for good, bringing benefits to:

  • Our planet, due to palm oil’s land efficiency.
  • Local communities, due to the economic development oil palm production creates.
  • Our market, due to palm oil’s versatility and functionality as an ingredient, lifting product quality and performance.

Together, we can influence change for:

  • Manufacturers that are still using conflict palm oil for their products.
  • Retailers that are still listing products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Brokers and distributors that are still supplying their customers with products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Shoppers that have the power to vote with their dollar.

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