Coconut-Palm Oil Harvesting Devastates Biosphere

Coconut-Palm-Oil-Harvesting Devastates Biospheres of thousands of species we want to add our voice here. We are losing thousands of acres yearly to deforestation in the South Pacific. Countries such as Malaysia figure prominently in the loss of habitats for gorillas, apes and many smaller species.

US Gobbles up Coconut-Palm Oils

The US imported about 1.3 million tons of palm oil in 2015. These tropical oils provide the cheapest source of fat. None-the-less, In the supermarket this translates to about $40 billion dollars. We imported to the US about 400 thousand tons of coconut oil in 2015 . This translates to about $10 billion in the supermarket. Combined, this makes the business worth almost $50 billion to American companies.

Rice has a long tradition of ecological sensibility

Rice has a long tradition of ecological sensibility

Because Coconut-Palm Oil Harvesting Devastates Biospheres of thousands of species we want to add our voice here. We are losing thousands of acres  yearly to deforestation in the South Pacific. Countries such as Malaysia figure prominently in the loss of habitats for gorillas, apes and many smaller species.

Here is a great article on this process.

There are many other reasons to worry about how Coconut-Palm Oil Harvesting Devastates Biospheres. We discuss this elsewhere here.

Not only are coconut oil and palm oil injurious to your health, these products create massive environmental concerns. We need to reduce our consumption of these enough to revitalize our biosphere.

David Changaris MD

David Changaris MD

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