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  1. Thread: Palm Oil

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    Re: Palm Oil

    Yeah, the generally accepted definition of vegan food is that it doesn't contain any animal products (see here for example http://www.vegansociety.com/caterers/vcfa/definition.aspx) , so foods with...
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    I agree that the absence of palm oil in is not part of the definition of a vegan product. I think it's probably one of the vegan products that is more environmentally questionable though, so would...
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    Re: Palm Oil

    Hello Karen. That's a good question to launch your forum career with!

    Have you seen this article? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/31/defra-sustainable-palm-oil-targets . There are...
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    Re: Palm Oil in Vegan food products

    Mind you I thought it was the idea of using it as biofuel that is the main problem? The amount that's used in food seems to represent a relatively small proportion of the total future demand? Not...
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    Re: Palm Oil in Vegan food products

    Palm oil doesn't have to be an ecological disaster - it just is :(. Last year I seem to remember we were writing to supermarkets etc about supporting the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil - wonder...
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    Re: Shoppers 'threat to orang-utans'

    Yes, indeed. Don't normally buy those in supermarkets so I guess I should e-mail someone else about those...
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    Re: Shoppers 'threat to orang-utans'

    There is an article about this in the "Grauniad" as well:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1576681,00.html

    Was thinking of dashing off a couple of e-mails to supermarkets I sometimes...
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