Palm Oil has once again been thrust into the spotlight following the news in April 2018 that supermarket Iceland announced they’ll no longer be including Palm Oil in its own branded products by the end of 2018. This is linked to the destruction of rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia, reducing habitats for the endangered Sumatran tiger, Asian rhinos and the Sumatran orangutan. They are instead replacing it with vegetable oil and other less potentially destructive oils.
Here at Northern Parrots we’ve been looking for an Organic sustainable source for some time, from a RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) registered company.
We are now pleased to offer you our unrefined Palm Fruit Extract from a sustainable source, grown on farms in South America and Africa, not Indonesia.
Our manufacturer of Organic Palm Oil is heavily involved in proving that palm can be grown for good with a positive impact on the planet whilst creating sustainable livelihoods for local farmers. They are committed to…
1. No deforestation – they say ‘No’ to the practise of clearing new ground. No virgin or second growth rainforest are impacted. Instead they work with farmers to build up already degraded land.
2. Certified Organic practices, soil improvement, composting programs and replanting.
3. Empowering, training and educating farmers and their communities, not only about Organic and sustainable farming methods, but on the importance of protecting and managing the threaten species and indigenous plants around them.
The RSPO, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil is a not-for-profit self-governing organisation that ensures all the Palm Oil its members produce is certified sustainable, has been produced with the minimum negative impact on the environment and on Palm Oil producing communities.
Like you, we care about how the things we do impact the environment, especially when it threatens the very areas many of our companion birds originate. We’ll continue to find ways to improve what we do and the products we provide, with this in mind we hope you’ll find some assurance that you can buy from us with confidence.
Palm Oil is adored by all Parrots. It helps improve their feather condition and colour and is perfect as a daily treat.
Read more about it and order yours here.