Houston Family Magazine readers learned that Malaysian oil palm plantations provide stable homes for wildlife.
“Genetically modified crops such as corn, soy and canola require as much as 10 times more land than palm oil. As our world population increases, the edible oil demand could easily lead to more deforestation. Thankfully, a large percentage of the nutritious palm oil in our U.S. food supply comes from Malaysia, where it is certified as sustainably produced.”
In this article, influential blogger Carolina King encourages moms to choose chocolates made with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.
For example, if bunny or egg–shaped chocolate candy is an Easter basket must-have, choose a variety made with responsibly sourced ingredients such as fair-trade cocoa beans and all-natural, non-GMO Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. This will satisfy your sweet tooth and your need to care for the planet.
Sustainable agriculture involves much more than just caring for the land. Sustainable agriculture also considers the food producer’s quality of life and the economic viability of farm operations.