The Grey Lynn Farmer's market moved out of their usual weekend spot at the Grey Lynn Community Centre to celebrate palm-oil-free food as part of Auckland Zoo's Orangutan Caring Week. Everything on sale was, of course, Palm Oil free.
Auckland Zoo is keen to persuade people not to make or buy products which contain palm oil that has been unsustainably grown. Large areas of rainforest have been destroyed and replaced by oil palms causing not only orang-utans but also hundreds of other animal species to lose their homes. The sad reality is that if the destruction of the rainforest is not stopped the great apes could be extinct in the wild as early as 2015.
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