Why join the #Boycott4Wildlife?

According to a 2021 survey by Nestle of 1001 people, 17% of millennial shoppers (25-45 years old) completely avoid palm oil in the supermarket. 25% said that they actively check to see if products contain palmoil. As a generation, we now have the opportunity to push our local communities and our children away from harmfulContinue reading “Why join the #Boycott4Wildlife?”

The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they’re really bad for our health

Phillip Baker, Deakin University; Mark Lawrence, Deakin University, and Priscila Machado, Deakin University Humans (and our ancestors) have been processing food for at least 1.8 million years. Roasting, drying, grinding and other techniques made food more nutritious, durable and tasty. This helped our ancestors to colonise diverse habitats, and then develop settlements and civilisations. ManyContinue reading “The rise of ultra-processed foods and why they’re really bad for our health”

How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to viruses

Terry Sunderland, University of British Columbia As the global population has doubled to 7.8 billion in about 50 years, industrial agriculture has increased the output from fields and farms to feed humanity. One of the negative outcomes of this transformation has been the extreme simplification of ecological systems, with complex multi-functional landscapes converted to vastContinue reading “How our food choices cut into forests and put us closer to viruses”

Palm Oil Free Brands

Major supermarket brands are members of the RSPO, a global greenwashing certification scheme that allows these brands to continue with deforestation, ecocide, illegal land-grabbing from indigenous people, slavery and child labour. The RSPO props up these brands with with marketing despite these activities. These activities go against the RSPO’s own rules, yet the RSPO doesContinue reading “Palm Oil Free Brands”

L’Oreal

Cosmetic and skincare giant L’Oreal’s website statement on palm oil says that ‘Our goal is by 2020 to have none of our products linked to deforestation.’ It is great to have promises, but only when they are backed up with real actions. Otherwise promises are completely meaningless. A 2020 report from Chain Research Research hasContinue reading “L’Oreal”

Nestlé

In 2020, retail giant Nestlé formed a coalition with other brands, virtue-signalling that they will stop all deforestation. Yet they continue to purchase palm oil from mills that chop down millions of hectares forests. This brand is destroying rainforests, releasing mega-tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere, and killing hundreds of endangered species. Once these animalsContinue reading “Nestlé”

Research: Palm Oil Deforestation and its connection to RSPO members/supermarket brands

Despite the green tick of approval for the industry certification the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), as of 2020, there have been no brands confirmed to have stopped purchasing palm oil from mills causing deforestation. According to watchdog Chain Reaction Research, even brands with NDPE policies in place (no peatland and deforestation) areContinue reading “Research: Palm Oil Deforestation and its connection to RSPO members/supermarket brands”

Palm Oil Problem #1 Vague Product Labelling

There is no legislation to stop this vague product labelling of palm oil Despite the lobbying and activism of various environmental groups and those concerned with consumer rights, palm oil remains labelled in a vague unclear way. It’s hidden in plain sight, an ingredient in everything from ice-cream to lipstick, biscuits to toothpaste. Part ofContinue reading “Palm Oil Problem #1 Vague Product Labelling”