19 April, 2011 § Leave a comment
I found in Tesco’s the other day that most (if not all) of the Finest range of Easter eggs and cakes are palm oil-free. So enjoy the lack of guilt in this time of chocolate.
Although Green and Blacks is generally palm oil-free the butterscotch and any with raisens is not and the butterscotch is the one that they make an Easter egg of.
Oh well you win some and you lose some
Have a great Easter
12 April, 2011 § Leave a comment
Last chance to tell your MEP that you want palm oil to be labelled clearly in the EU. Just follow the quick link
29 March, 2011 § Leave a comment
Aoife and I did the weekly shop this morning and we bought lots of palm oil-free things. Among them Hovis English muffins and Tesco Organic wholemeal pitta. We found Tesco icecream that was palm oil-free too.
One thing that I noticed was that our shop came to at least £30 more than our usual semi-ethical (my parents try to support our cause but poor eye-sight and limited patience for reading every single label means that brands I have not specifically recommended or forbidden are bought at will). Since Aoife is a student and I am working a few jobs and not exactly rolling in it and obviously we are living with parents it is a lot of money to put out every week in the name of a clean conscience.
I am by no means badly-off though, there are thousands in the West who are and no matter how concerned they are about where it came from or who was hurt producing it (humans or other animals) they cannot afford to make decisions that limit how much money they can spend on other things.
These are my hardly original slightly disjointed thoughts about the practice of conservation being the remit of the middle-classes. I have no answers but am still plunging to the depths of my brain for them. Anyone who has any thoughts about the issues feel free to comment, I would love to know what people think
15 March, 2011 § Leave a comment
Good news for all those Marmite-lovers our there: the most recent incarnation of the dark stuff – chocolate – contains rapeseed oil so is guilt-free.
10 February, 2011 § Leave a comment
Indonesian palm oil giant, Golden Agri-Resources have agreed to take a harsher line on preserving old growth and peat forests from deforestation for palm oil.
Today is a good day
1 February, 2011 § Leave a comment
Kingsmill crumpets are monkey-freeeeee!
20 January, 2011 § Leave a comment
A co-worker brought in a tea-break treat today and when he doled them out everyone expected me to refuse after looking at the packet but with a yelp (almost throwing the packet across the kitchen!) I saw that the Morrisons Chocolate Chunk Muffins were palm oil-free and was thrilled to be able to munch with everyone else.
I will endevour to see if Morrisons is generally palm oil-free in which case I may have finally found a supermarket!
12 January, 2011 § Leave a comment
I have noticed that AMT has a range of palm oil-free cakes and buns etc. So as well as having rainforest-friendly coffee, it seems to provide an ethical shopping opportunity
24 December, 2010 § Leave a comment
I found over the weekend that McCain’s oven chips and potato wedges are both palm oil-free.
So buy them and be happy!
31 October, 2010 § Leave a comment
Hello monkey lovers,
I found two shortbread biscuits this week that are palm oil-free. The first is Royal Edinburgh plain shortbread fingers. The second is a delicious strawberries and cream shortbread by Borders Biscuits. Absolutely gorgeous and rainforest-free. What’s stopping you?