Going palm oil free
Is it possible to completely avoid palm oil?

Posts Tagged ‘orangutans

Day 29 – Nestle, Give orangutans a break

March 17, 2010

I’m not a great one for activism. I should be – I care about the issues I talk and blog about, but I’m more the kind of person who tries to quietly make his point and influence those around me to follow my views if they so wish. But the world would never become a […]

Day 7 – Pizza, chips … and thank you

February 23, 2010

Today I had to go for quick easy food. Going palm oil free would be easier if I could prepare fresh food every day, but we can’t expect everyone to have that kind of lifestyle. I, for one, don’t. As I went to my local corner store, I was faced with the awkward dilemma of […]

Orange for Orangutans

November 12, 2009

Apologies for the lack of updates on this blog recently. In the time I’ve been idle there are so many articles about palm oil and its impact on orangutan habitat in the media recently. The most recent Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil has happened in Kuala Lumpur, and many other supporters and bloggers are also […]

Palm Oil Sonnet

August 1, 2009

More campaigns, lists, information and questions to follow very soon. But here is a change of pace, I hope it appeals.   Our relatives, orangutans, great apes In Borneo and Sumatra alone Are losing homes – there now is no escape From rainforest destruction, they’ve no home. Where plantations of palm oil now appear The […]

So what’s so bad about palm oil?

June 23, 2009

I haven’t fully explained why I’m against the use of (in particular) palm oil. In simple terms – the earth needs rainforests, humans need rainforests and orangutans are one of the many non-human species that need rainforests. Palm oil is produced on cleared rainforest land. Increased non-sustainable production leads to decreased orangutan habitat. And more specifically it often leads […]

So what is this about?

June 16, 2009

Essentially, the other day, I went for a run. Feeling virtuous and healthy, I tucked into a reduced fat small sausage roll from Sainsbury’s. I checked the ingredients out of interest … there, plain to see, was palm oil. In modern parlance, that’s a fail. I sighed, felt awful, and ate the sausage roll. At this point, I decided I wanted to […]