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Palm Oil: 8 Facts Everyone Should Know

Palm oil is an important plant-based ingredient in a wide range of products, from foods to cosmetics to biodiesel fuel. However, producing enough palm oil to meet the needs of manufacturers and consumers around the world while also protecting the environment.Consequently, it is critical that everyone understands what palm oil is, how it is used and why sustainable palm oil is so important. Below are eight facts about palm oil1. Palm oil comes from the fruit of the African...

Meet Daabon’s Farmers

Daabon supports hundreds of family farmers in Colombia and was the first company in the country to commit to buying sustainable palm from small landholders, giving them full support. These smallholders grow palm in addition to other crops like organic fruit (grapefruit, papaya and banana) and cacao. Many growers have been farming their land for multiple generations and it is their lifeline. We understand how important these partnerships are because we too are a family business. The Daabon team believes—and...

Sustainable Palm Oil

There was a time when shoppers could only find natural beauty products at their local co-ops, and even people who were committed to buying organic foods wouldn't have pledged their allegiance to pure personal care. In 2021, there’s a totally different story. Today, 68% of American females purchase natural and organic beauty products, up from 49% in 2008, and these numbers are expected to continue to grow exponentially in this already $16 billion industry. Health reasons are the primary factor for choosing...

Daabon’s History: An Interactive Timeline

1914 Daabon Two families come together - first-generation marriage of the Davila's and Abondano's. These names put together to create "Daabon." The Daabon company begins our farming and livestock business with 5 acres of rented land to grow bananas and raise cattle. 1959-1975 We begin to grow, branching out into cotton, dairy and the first palm oil crops! It is the second generation of family farmers that introduces the palm crop for the first time in 1975. 1985-1992 Now it's our third-generation farmers who...

Miss Jones and Daabon

Miss Jones is a leader in the baking aisle, transforming a category that is short on innovations and woefully reliant on artificial ingredients. After trying every baking mix and frosting on the market and finding that none compared to the taste of homemade—nor had ingredients that could be recognized or pronounced—Sarah Jones was inspired to do something not seen before. Enter Miss Jones Baking Co, a revolutionary line of baking mixes and frostings that are organic, free of artificial...

How responsible palm oil production can support biodiversity

Responsible palm oil cultivation is different from conventional palm oil cultivation in that the latter is often associated with deforestation and the loss of wildlife habitats. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A 2020 research review reported that since palm is a very efficient crop compared to other oils such as sunflower and soy (requiring less land and less expense to grow) scientists are focusing on the best ways to cultivate this important crop with less impact...

Palm Done Right: Palm’s Sustainable Journey

Palm’s sustainable journey While Thursday, April 22 is officially Earth Day, every day presents an opportunity to honor the planet at Daabon. We are proud to share how palm makes its way from Colombia to products on store shelves following sustainable, earth-friendly processes that we are committed to today—and every day. --- Daabon is out in front of the movement to clean up the palm oil industry. Its goal is not just to stop doing damage to the environment, but to actively...

Daabon | Company Profile

Getting To Know Daabon Planet. People. Product. For Daabon, building a business based on integrity is about focusing on these three tenets. A third-generation family-owned palm producer in Colombia, Daabon is leading the way in sustainable palm, to better the future of its business, as well as the industry as a whole. By focusing on sustainability, Daabon is changing the palm conversation and using its business model to ensure responsible palm is the future of palm. “Integrity is at the core...

How to Identify Sustainable Quality Palm Oil

Sustainable Quality Palm Oil: The New Face Of Palm Sustainability and quality are more than buzzwords. They represent a conscious consumer movement that has gone mainstream, with the majority of consumers across all demographics willing to pay more for products that are having a positive social and environmental impact, according to New Hope Network research. When it comes to palm, it’s even more critical to vet this product for quality and sustainability. While palm has a reputation for being detrimental to...

Sustainable Palm Oil Efforts: Interview with Sustainability Director

Felipe Guerrero shares Daabon´s approach to sustainability in the Palm Oil Industry

Plant-based Ingredients: Tips for Supporting Heart Health

Plant-based ingredients are becoming more popular. February is Heart Health Month, the perfect time to turn your attention to your heart health and take care of your heart as part of a regular self-care routine, with proper diet, exercise and stress reduction. Heart health ranks consistently at the top of our concerns—yet interesting new research shows that when it comes to the facts about this important organ, we don’t always get it right, according to a recent report from...

Daabon’s Sustainable Palm Oil Efforts Spread Good Cheer During 2020

Daabon's 2020 year-round sustainable palm oil efforts Regardless of where you live or what you do for an occupation, 2020 was a challenging year. Caring for our people and our planet has always been central to Daabon's vision and mission. This is why for 2020, Daabon increased its sustainable palm oil efforts to lessen the impact on our people and our environment. People across the world worried about their loved ones’ health, and dealt with financial stressors, elections, and climate change....

Daabon Supports Colombia’s Biodiversity With Sustainable Palm Oil

As a 100-year-old company headquartered in Colombia, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Daabon knows a thing or two about using sustainable palm oil to protect rainforests and the flora and fauna that calls it home. The stats about biodiversity are hard to hear. The average abundance of native species in most major land-based habitats has fallen by at least 20% — much of that in the past 30 years, reports the United Nations. Additionally, over three-quarters...

Palm, A Plant-Based Ingredient

“Booming” isn’t a strong enough word to describe the plant-based category. Yes, plant-based is growing at upwards of 20% per year. And yes, 60% of trendsetting Gen-Zers say they want to eat more plant-based foods, according to the Plant Based Foods Association. But as products featuring the “plant-based” claim grew 67% between the Natural Products Expos in 2017 to the Natural Products Expos in 2019, the more appropriate word to describe plant-based growth would be “meteoric.” Choosing Palm Oil, A Plant-Based...

Label Lowdown: Why Daabon’s Certifications Matter

For three generations, Daabon has been dedicated to cultivating and processing sustainable palm oil—a highly versatile ingredient used in products ranging from food to personal care and much more. Daabon prioritizes supply chain integrity across people, planet and profit, and transparency and traceability are chief values we strive for. But how do we prove that we walk the proverbial talk in our business practices? We do so through a suite of certifications and seals that have stringent standards and interrelated...

Daabon Puts Planet, People and Product First. Here’s How.

In recent years, palm oil has earned a bad reputation among people and companies that care about the environment and where their food comes from. A simple Google search of “palm oil” reveals articles about deforestation, corruption, and habitat loss of wild animals. There is even a palm oil-free certification, which indicates products don’t contain this important ingredient. Anger over palm oil that destroys biodiversity, and takes advantage of local farmers, is warranted. But not all palm oil is created...