This article from the Guardian news paper describes the astounding new species of plants that have been found across the world this year.
It also shows how many are endangered and how often it is deforestation to make space for palm oil plantations that is to blame.
I just checked the ingredients on my goat’s cheese pastry parcels that we had just eaten for lunch and sure enough , there was palm oil in the pastry. It is a cheap, almost ubiquitous ingredient and I am determined not to buy a single thing that contains it ever again.
My New year resolution is always wear my glasses in the supermarket and check more carefully in future!
Hundreds of new species include pink voodoo lily and an ylang-ylang tree named after Leonardo DiCaprio
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jan/06/ghost-orchid-that-grows-in-the-dark-among-new-plant-finds