29 Dec '14, 1am

Connecting the Dots: from Christmas Cookies to Climate Change

Jeff Horowitz is the Founder of Avoided Deforestation Partners and a co-producer of “Years of Living Dangerously” a Showtime climate change documentary series. Actor/Conservationist Harrison Ford doing a bit of field research in a local supermarket. (Scene taken from the Showtime Emmy Award wining climate change series “Years of Living Dangerously”. Photograph courtesy of Jeff Horowitz Harrison Ford checking out everyday products to see which ones contain palm oil. Not exactly the high-octane activity we associate with an adventurer like Ford…so what gives? Ford cares about the ingredients used to make these products because our high demand for these everyday consumer goods is directly tied to high rates of deforestation and climate change. He was in the frozen food aisle to find out just how prevalent palm oil is in our food supply. It turns out that this ubiquitous oil i...

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