Palm Oil

Jan 21, 2021 5:31:06 AM

Palm oil is literally everywhere – in our foods, cosmetics, cleaning products and fuels. Leading environmental groups state that the displacement of indigenous peoples, deforestation and loss of biodiversity are all consequences of our palm oil consumption.

WWF state that around half of all packaged goods sold in a supermarket will contain palm oil and it is a certain that palm oil is the world’s most popular vegetable oil. In tropical environments, it grows easily and is more efficient than soya, canola, and other plants. But its popularity has spurred the rapid and uncontrolled expansion of palm oil plantations across the forests of Indonesia and Malaysia and, increasingly, the jungles of Africa and Latin America.

The warm, humid climate of the tropics offers perfect growth conditions for oil palms. Huge areas of rainforest in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa are being bulldozed or burnt to make room for more plantations, releasing vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. And, as their forest habitat is cleared, endangered species such as the orangutan, Borneo elephant and Sumatran tiger are being pushed closer to extinction. Smallholders and indigenous people who have inhabited and protected the forest for generations are often driven from their land.

Palm oil does employ people living in poverty in developing countries and these jobs provide a better life for their families; and sustainable palm oil production is gaining momentum.

In the meantime you will be pleased to read that Trophy Pet Foods does not use Palm Oil in any of their pet foods and we never have done.

Back

Recent Blogs

Best advice for healthy weight management

In this blog, we will explore the often uncomfortable and increasingly worryingly subject of pet obesity. For your and your pet’s benefit this article covers:

The ‘size’ of the issue, How to tell if your pet is in good shape, How to get back on track to a healthy weight, Suggested and related products and Useful tools

Winter pet care tips

Winter is a lovely time of year for most pets, lots of warm cuddles, scenic walks, and a few extra seasonal treats, but winter can bring its own unique challenges to our furry companions.

Psychological and physical benefits of pet ownership

Pets are lovely creatures. Cats and dogs are the most commonly kept pet animals around the globe because they easily develop strong emotional bonds with human beings. 

Separation anxiety in dogs

In this article, we will discuss separation anxiety in dogs along with all related facts and figures under the light of scientific literature. Dogs are members of our families, so it is our utmost responsibility to take care of the emotional and psychological needs of our beloved canine friends, as well as their everyday requirements.

Explore our range of products

Please select an animal to view our Trophy pet food range or treats and accessories