Tell QUEST Nutrition to STOP using PALM OIL in Quest Bars!!!

It is not a secret that palm oil is now one of the world's leading causes of rainforest destruction. By using palm oil the company destroys rainforest and causes animals' habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in the countries where it is produced, as the land and forests must be cleared for the development of the oil palm plantations. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production. This large-scale deforestation is pushing many species to extinction, and findings show that if nothing changes species like the orangutan could become extinct in the wild within the next 5-10 years, and Sumatran tigers less than 3 years.

Also palm oil is not healthy to eat. See the details in my letter!

I am passionate about building a healthy body but also I am passionate to keep our nature and the Earth healthy too! Quest bars have been the best protein bars ever but Quest Nutrition has changed the list of ingredients in them. NOW IT HAS PALM OIL. It is not a secret that palm oil is now one of the world's leading causes of rainforest destruction. By using palm oil the company destroys rainforest and causes animals' habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in the countries where it is produced, as the land and forests must be cleared for the development of the oil palm plantations. According to the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production. This large-scale deforestation is pushing many species to extinction, and findings show that if nothing changes species like the orangutan could become extinct in the wild within the next 5-10 years, and Sumatran tigers less than 3 years. 

It is a very significant point to add that With all of this talk about the ethics of palm oil, a person might wonder whether eating it is healthy in the first place. The oil itself is derived from the fruits of the oil palm. It is consumed in both oxidized and fresh forms. As a fresh food, it contains health benefits, such as the reduction of blood pressure and the risk of arterial thrombosis. Unfortunately, much of the commonly used palm oil is in an oxidized — that is to say, processed — form. Once the oil is oxidized, it poses health dangers on the psychological and biochemical levels, such as reproductive toxicity and organ toxicity, impacting organs such as the kidneys and lungs. Quest Bars are not very healthy snacks anymore regardless its high protein level. But we will try to change it!

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