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Jul 7, 2013

If you're like me and concerned about the environment then products that use palm oil should be of concern. There are companies such as [ABF] Associated British Food  which markets for example, Jordan's Cereals making the claim that they will only use sustainable palm oil from government approved sites. 

Its parent company, New Britain Palm Oil Ltd, manages and operates 67,000 hectares of plantations in Papua New Guinea and is one of the first companies to be independently certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

My e-mail to them asked what they thought constituted sustainable palm oil. Was it strictly from a plantation that had been converted from a prior crop to palm oil or from plantations that had been created by burning sustainable habitat prior to the governments decree sanctioning them as sustainable palm oil plantations

With the sustained burning that has blackened the skies of it's neighbors Malaysia and Singapore recently we must presume that the RSPO certification is about as valuable as a piece of recyceld toilet paper. These companies are guilty of terracide.

The best way to get results from these offending companies is to hit their profit margin by not buying their products.

I have listed several sites below which you might find interesting. Thanks for your time. Please feel free to copy and forward this to as many people as you see fit. Write your local politicians. Write the food companies you find listed in the sites below.

Theo Shayne 

http://understory.ran.org/2011/09/22/palm-oils-dirty-secret-the-many-ingredient-names-for-palm-oil-or-what-ingredients-contain-palm-oil/

http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/413812/jordans_cereals_switches_to_sustainable_palm_oil.html

http://www.freewebs.com/animalorangutan/azpalmoilcomplist.htm

http://www.ethicalconsumer.org/shoppingethically/palmoilfreelist.aspx

http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/palm-oil.php 

http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/all-the-companies-that-use-palm-oil-in-their-products-stop-using-palm-oil

http://a-z-animals.com/palm-oil/

https://www.facebook.com/notes/palm-oil-products-on-australian-shelves-that-contain-palm-oil/palm-oil-the-following-companies-use-100-sustainable-cspo/590912774265898

This is after all only a start.

Theo

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Posted: Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:55 pm
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