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Choice of Halloween candy matters, say experts. Here’s why – National
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Choice of Halloween candy matters, say experts. Here’s why – National

Non-profit organizations in Canada are urging Canadians to shop for sustainable candy options this Halloween in an effort to protect rainforests that are under strain from climate change. Palm oil, which comes from the fruit of the oil palm plant, is the most widely produced vegetable oil across the world with increasing demand, according to the Toronto Zoo. Although palm oil is used in various products such as plastics, cosmetics and food — including Halloween treats — its production is harmful to the environment and animals.According to the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI), between 1,000 to 5,000 orangutans are killed every year as a result of losing their habitat to oil palm plantation. Earlier this month, the Toronto Zoo published a post on their social media to encour...