Yep. Its Easter, the time of year when you can indulge in bread and chocolate without guilt. hmm well kinda. Heck why not! The only guilt I will have is by not looking at the ingredients of my chocolate more carefully.
Why you ask....chocolate is chocolate?! Yes but there are ingredients in the chocolate that while they may not be bad for us are ruining others lives and our environment. Palm oil. Palm oil comes from Oil Palms which mainly grow in Malaysia and Indonesia, these trees happen naturally which is fine but developers are knocking down existing essential rain-forest and replacing it with oil palms.
Oil palm plantations ain't good for wildlife and endangered species like the orangutan, the Sumatran rhino, the pygmy elephant of Borneo, and the Sumatran tiger are all threatened by development for oil palm.
There are LOTS of foods that contain Palm Oil. If you fancy knowing more check out these links thanks to the good folk at Auckland Zoo.
So do your bit, it don't take much but a little awareness.
Happy Easter Y'all!