Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Orangutans at risk

NEED TO KNOW
  • Orangutans' lives threatened as the demand for palm oil increases in Indonesia
  • Palm oil is reportedly found in nearly half of the products in grocery stores

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Orangutans at risk

 

Orangutans in Indonesia could be on the brink of extinction all for a product many Americans do not even know they are consuming.  The Orangutans natural habitat in Indonesia are allegedly being burned down and decimated to make room for trees that produce palm oil.

Palm oil is a cheap ingredient that is used in almost half the items in American grocery stores. But because palm oil goes by so many different names it can be hard for consumers to identify it in the products they are purchasing.

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to Rolf Skar the Forest Campaign Director for Greenpeace USA.  For more information visit Greenpeace.

To find out how you can adopt an orangutan check this link

See the full story Friday night on Jane Velez-Mitchell at 7pm ET on HLN. 

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