To avoid palm oil, choose locally produced cooking oils such as olive, sesame or peanut oil and make your own foods instead of buying convenience foods. That way you avoid rainforest-destroying palm oil. If you are ever in doubt look for the prefixes: LAUR, STEAR, GYLC and PALM in the ingredients list on packaging – this is most likely palm oil. You will likely avoid palm oil if you pick up a locally produced cooking oil and make food yourself.
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Did you know that palm oil is one of the world’s most destructive crops, as it can only be harvested in tropical rainforest and peatland landscapes where the highest concentration of endangered species live? The majority of palm oil and soy is fed to farm animals that people eat. This is why palm oil is an animal rights issue. And it is for these reasons that palm oil is NOT considered vegan by animal activists. It may be a plant-based substance, but it is NOT VEGAN. Convenience food megabrands like Mondelez, Nestle, Danone, CocaCola, Pepsi, Hersheys and Ferrero claiming that their products are plant-based AKA vegan but yet still using palm oil are simply greenwashing extinction and ecocide!
According to Consumer NZ, we should all source cooking oils that are locally produced and that do not come from the destruction of rainforest ecosystems – the lungs of the planet.
Palm Oil Free Cooking Oils, Margarine, Nut Butters and Spreads
Flower Farm NL: vegan butters
JEM: chocolate and nut sauces
Liberation Foods: chocolate, spreads, nuts.
Raw Gorilla: Cereals, snacks, chocolate