We have been researching into palm oil, a large proportion of which is grown on ex-rainforest land. You can read more about the ethical issues relating to palm oil here: lifewithoutpalmoil.org.
Although there is a Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, quite a bit of controversy surrounds it…
We have decided not to rely on RSPO assurances and to cut out palm oil, except palm oil products from companies that can assure us they use traceable palm oil which is not grown on ex-rainforest land. We feel it is important to support efforts to produce ethically sourced palm oil.
A lot of our dishes are already palm oil free and we are busy working on palm oil-free recipes for the rest. We aim to remove palm oil (barring ethically sourced palm oil as stated above) by August 2012.
We want to share our palm oil free recipes and will post them as and when they are ready.
Your feedback on this is welcome, please post any comments below.
There is more about palm oil in the resources below:
- The Vegan Magazine, Spring 2012
Contains article and letter about palm oil
- Green the film
An emotional journey with orang-utan Green, during her last days. She is victim of deforestation and resource exploitation. It is a visual ride presenting the treasures of rainforest biodiversity and the devastating impacts of logging and land clearing from palm oil plantations.
Palm oil free recipes