On his January 3 episode, Dr. Oz spoke of the health benefits of Red Palm Fruit Oil, saying it might be his big find of 2013. However, not everyone agrees. The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) teamed up with Orangutan Outreach to create a petition asking Dr. Oz to retract his comments.
"Dr. Oz and his staff should have done more research before recommending palm oil. In doing so, he has inadvertently declared war on orangutans -- along with ever other living creature in the jungles of Borneo and Samatra!" Orangutan Outreach wrote on their website.
Because of the production of palm oil in the Borneo and Sumatra forests, thousands of orangutans have lost their lives -- these two forests are the only two left on earth where orangutans now live. Orangutans may soon face extinction and both the RAN and Orangutan Outreach want to stop the production of palm oil to save what's left of the species.
To learn more about the palm oil issue, click here.