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RE: [SACC-L] Palm oil plantations "built on the bones of orangutans"

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  • Laura Gonzalez
    I ll post it on the blog, Deb, thanks for the idea. A link is also posted on our facebook page. Laura ... From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
    Message 1 of 4 , May 1 6:18 AM
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      I'll post it on the blog, Deb, thanks for the idea. A link is also posted on
      our facebook page.

      Laura

      -----Original Message-----
      From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
      Deborah Shepherd
      Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 6:16 AM
      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [SACC-L] Palm oil plantations "built on the bones of
      orangutans"

      This is a great message. Will you post it, or something like it, on our
      blog SACCommentary? Then I could tweet a link. I suppose there a good
      hashtags to attach, too. Or would you rather I just link to BOS?

      Deborah

      On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 8:10 AM, lauratgonzalez <ltgonzalez@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > At the SACC annual meeting, our keynote speaker Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas
      > urged us to spread the word about the sheer destruction of orangutan
      > habitat by palm oil plantations in Indonesia. In addition, orangutans are
      > routinely shot and killed to keep them off plantation land. This is a dire
      > situation for the continuing existence of orangutans in the wild.
      >
      > We promised to send out a list of palm oil-derived ingredients to help our
      > members avoid it in our purchases.
      >
      > Here is a list from Bornean Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia:
      >
      > -- As a rule of thumb, if the saturated fat content is about 50%, there is
      > a good chance that the vegetable oil will in fact be palm oil.
      >
      > -- If the product contains margarine, it is highly likely that the
      > margarine will have been derived from palm oil.
      >
      > -- Additives and agents such as emulsifiers (E471 is a common one), while
      > a small component of the overall product, can also be derived from palm
      oil.
      >
      > -- Other names to keep an eye out for that could be or be derived from
      > palm oil are cocoa butter equivalent (CBE), cocoa butter substitute (CBS),
      > palm olein and palm stearine.
      >
      > -- In non-food products like soaps and detergents, the list includes
      > elaeis guineensis, sodium lauryl sulphate, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid,
      > isopropyl and other palmitates, steareth-2, steareth-20 and fatty alcohol
      > sulphates – all of which may be derived from palm oil.
      >
      >
      >


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    • lauratgonzalez
      The list has been posted on the SACCommentary Blog. http://ccanthro.blogspot.com/
      Message 2 of 4 , May 1 6:48 AM
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        The list has been posted on the SACCommentary Blog.

        http://ccanthro.blogspot.com/


        --- In SACC-L@yahoogroups.com, "Laura Gonzalez" <ltgonzalez@...> wrote:
        >
        > I'll post it on the blog, Deb, thanks for the idea. A link is also posted on
        > our facebook page.
        >
        > Laura
        >
        > -----Original Message-----
        > From: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SACC-L@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
        > Deborah Shepherd
        > Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 6:16 AM
        > To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
        > Subject: Re: [SACC-L] Palm oil plantations "built on the bones of
        > orangutans"
        >
        > This is a great message. Will you post it, or something like it, on our
        > blog SACCommentary? Then I could tweet a link. I suppose there a good
        > hashtags to attach, too. Or would you rather I just link to BOS?
        >
        > Deborah
        >
        > On Tue, May 1, 2012 at 8:10 AM, lauratgonzalez <ltgonzalez@...> wrote:
        >
        > > **
        > >
        > >
        > > At the SACC annual meeting, our keynote speaker Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas
        > > urged us to spread the word about the sheer destruction of orangutan
        > > habitat by palm oil plantations in Indonesia. In addition, orangutans are
        > > routinely shot and killed to keep them off plantation land. This is a dire
        > > situation for the continuing existence of orangutans in the wild.
        > >
        > > We promised to send out a list of palm oil-derived ingredients to help our
        > > members avoid it in our purchases.
        > >
        > > Here is a list from Bornean Orangutan Survival (BOS) Australia:
        > >
        > > -- As a rule of thumb, if the saturated fat content is about 50%, there is
        > > a good chance that the vegetable oil will in fact be palm oil.
        > >
        > > -- If the product contains margarine, it is highly likely that the
        > > margarine will have been derived from palm oil.
        > >
        > > -- Additives and agents such as emulsifiers (E471 is a common one), while
        > > a small component of the overall product, can also be derived from palm
        > oil.
        > >
        > > -- Other names to keep an eye out for that could be or be derived from
        > > palm oil are cocoa butter equivalent (CBE), cocoa butter substitute (CBS),
        > > palm olein and palm stearine.
        > >
        > > -- In non-food products like soaps and detergents, the list includes
        > > elaeis guineensis, sodium lauryl sulphate, cetyl alcohol, stearic acid,
        > > isopropyl and other palmitates, steareth-2, steareth-20 and fatty alcohol
        > > sulphates – all of which may be derived from palm oil.
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
        >
        >
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        >
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        >
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