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Re: Palm oil plantations "built on the bones of orangutans"

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  • lauratgonzalez
    The list has been posted on the SACCommentary Blog. http://ccanthro.blogspot.com/
    Message 1 of 4 , May 1, 2012
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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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