Palm Oil Done Right: An Interview with Neil Blomquist

Palm fruit

by Joseph Rauch

Palm oil is one of the most destructive and unethical industries in the world. Every year palm oil producers burn forests, endanger wildlife and take advantage of farmers who are struggling to survive. But it doesn’t need to be like that. Organizations such as Palm Done Right are trying to make palm oil sustainable. To learn more about the issue, we chatted with Palm Done Right spokesperson Neil Blomquist, who has a background in ethical products and once ran a natural foods store.

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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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