The following information is taken from https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Cruelty-Exposed. Please think carefully when you make choices.
PALM OIL PRODUCT LIST
Did you know that each and everyone of us is fueling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?
It’s an invisible ingredient, really, palm oil. You won’t find it listed on your margarine, your bread, your biscuits or your KitKat. It’s there though, under “vegetable oil”. And its impact, 7,000 miles away, is very visible indeed.
Palm oil is found in absolutely everything from food and household products, to make-up and other cosmetics. Today palm oil is also being widely considered as being an alternative to the natural fossil fuels that are rapidly running out, primarily being used as a form of biofuel in the transport industry.
It is thought that one in ten products found on our supermarket shelves today contain palm oil, but only a small percentage of the palm oil that is used to make these products, actually comes from a sustainable source.
But what can we do? Boycotting every product that we know to contain palm oil is simply not realistic but we can do our very best to try and encourage the producers of our favourite luxuries to find alternatives to palm oil to put into their products.
Under current European legislation however, companies are under no obligation to state whether or not their products contain palm oil specifically, as it currently permits palm oil to be stated in the ingredients as ‘vegetable oil’.
It is disgraceful that this is allowed to happen as it is our basic right as human beings to be able to make an informed decision about what products we choose to use or consume. Numerous branded and supermarket’s own products contain palm oil and these are a handful of the products that do…
We have the right to know what is in the products that we use and consume!
PALM OIL PRODUCT LIST:
2. PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
PALM OIL FREE ALTERNATIVES
Learn more: http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/
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I’m a soapmaker and I came across the Palm Oil issue. During my web research about Palm Oil, I found out about the Sustainable Palm Oil. It is produced in South America in a preserved area protecting the environment. The two companies that I know that sell the sustainable palm oil are soaperschoice.com (it comes from Colombia) and ciranda.com (it comes from Brazil).
Thanks for that info, it is always good to find sustainable options.
Be careful even with ‘sustainable’ Palm Oil. The sad fact is that it is not governed enough and unscrupulous companies will claim it is sustainable when in fact it is not. There are many, many other choices for soap making other than Palm Oil.