We want the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to introduce a palm oil tax against businesses that manufacture or distribute palm oil products in Ireland. We want Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine Michael Creed to introduce a mandatory orangutan warning label on all palm oil products.
Why is this important?
25 orangutans die everyday due to palm oil production. Palm oil cultivation is responsible for 10% of the world's CO2 emission, habitat destruction for some of the world's critically endangered species and water pollution on some of the world's poorest countries. It has also resulted in land grand and exploitation of some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable communities.