An orangutan speaks up about rainforest destruction

Palm oil is one of the ingredients in a wide variety of our everyday foods. Few of us think much about it, yet where it comes from and its impact on our environment is huge.

Palm plantations are being created at the expense of rainforests, which are decimated in order to keep up with the global demand for palm oil. The impact of this effects biodiversity and, even more importantly, the wildlife that live and depend on these beautiful, old growth natural wonders.

Here is a moving video that brings it all home in its simplicity. If you take anything away from viewing it, it’s that being aware of what’s in the food you eat means something, is connected to the natural (or unnatural) order of things and that what you buy matters.