It’s hot. Don’t fuck with my ice cream.

TRUTH – This blog post is sponsored by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil.

TRUTH – Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

Screen Shot 2016-06-02 at 5.55.45 PMI will always tell you the truth. Things that are also true….(besides the fact that I owe you a PAKT update)

  • There is palm oil in almost 50% of the everyday products we buy in the supermarket
  • There difference between good and bad palm oil
  • You have a choice as a consumer to choose products that use good palm oil

We all know I could care less if you are wearing gluten free pants or not, and you should know thats because I care much more about what we do to farmers and our mommy Earth than whether or not you are just secretly on the Atkins Diet. Pay Attention. This world is in no position for anyone not to.

Plus, knitted food videos are probably my favorite way to communicate. And in this case learn about #goodbadpalmoil via the uber talented model maker, Jessica Dance. http://www.jessicadance.com/RSPO

At my restaurant PAKT in Kingston, NY, we have one rule. NO BULLSHIT. In our food + In our customers = On our planet. Lead by example. That’s it. You be the best you, I will be the best me, and I will promise you that I research the shit out of every ingredient that comes through the doors of my business, because that is what I CAN control, and spread to others. Its also why everything is so goddamn delicious.

NO BULLSHIT

We use and love products with palm oil, but it is very hard to know if you are using good or bad palm oil. I mean, where does it even come from? Believe it or not, the rainforest, which is a haven to more than HALF of the world’s estimated ten million species of plants, animals and insects.  I mean you know how important the rainforest is, yeah? And not to worry, there is a better way to do it without losing the enormous benefits of palm oil. Win. Win.

To be honest, a lot of the time it is frustrating to care and not know what to do. Of course I don’t want the hipster-ization of quinoa to ruin lives, but what do you do? This is where being part of a campaign comes in handy. While you are at your job, they are at THEIR job, which is making sure its easy for you to get informed, and then get involved in your favorite way… Complaining to social media on your lunch break or before bed. Why spend time arguing politics when you can use the amazing platform that is the internets to actually spread real information?

And i mean, check this video. Its smart, to the point, and beautiful. All things needed to hold your attention!

http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/2014/nov/10/palm-oil-rainforest-cupboard-interactive

Where can you look, discuss and share besides http://goodbadpalmoil.org/ ? 

 

 

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