Stop all’invasione dell’olio di palma
Dallo scorso 13 dicembre milioni di consumatori italiani ed europei hanno scoperto la presenza di un nuovo ingrediente in migliaia di prodotti alimentari. Stiamo parlando dell’olio di palma, una sostanza fino a oggi camuffata dietro la scritta “olii e grassi vegetali”. Per rendersi conto di quanto l’olio di palma sia diffuso basta dire che è il grasso principale di quasi tutte le merendine, i biscotti, gli snack dolci e salati, le creme… in vendita nei supermercati. L’ampio utilizzo di questa materia prima è dovuto sia al costo estremamente basso, sia al fatto di avere caratteristiche simili al burro. Il Fatto Alimentare dice “no” all’olio di palma per motivi etici, ambientali e di salute e invita le aziende a sostituirlo con altri oli vegetali non idrogenati o burro. 1) La produzione di palma è correlata alla rapina delle terre e alla deportazione di milioni di famiglie africane e asiatiche (land grabbing). È inoltre causa primaria della deforestazione di aree boschive (prima causa di emissioni di CO2 nel Sud-Est asiatico) e della devastazione degli “habitat” naturali per lasciare spazio alle monocolture come quelle della palma da olio. Queste operazioni comportano gravi violazioni dei diritti umani, l’eliminazione della sovranità alimentare e la riduzione della biodiversità. Per stemperare le problematiche e ripulire l’immagine dell’olio di palma esiste una certificazione sostenibile (RSPO), che tuttavia copre solo una quota minima della produzione, senza neppure mitigare i problemi denunciati. 2) L’olio di palma viene utilizzato dalla maggior parte delle aziende alimentari perché costa poco e si presta a molti utilizzi. Secondo i nutrizionisti l’assunzione giornaliera di dosi elevate di questo ingrediente può risultare dannosa per la salute a causa della presenza dei grassi saturi. Questa ipotesi si verifica più spesso di quanto si creda, visto che il palma si trova nella maggior parte degli alimenti trasformati, soprattutto in quelli più consumati dai giovani. Anche se in Italia non esistono studi sul consumo pro-capite, i nutrizionisti consigliano di limitarne l’assunzione, in particolare ai bambini che sono i più esposti. Il Fatto Alimentare chiede al Ministero della salute e agli enti pubblici di disporre l'esclusione dalle pubbliche forniture di alimenti che contengano olio di palma. Questa clausola deve essere inserita in tutti i capitolati di appalto per l'approvvigionamento delle mense scolastiche, ospedaliere e aziendali, nonché dei distributori automatici collocati in scuole e pubblici edifici. Chiediamo al Ministero delle politiche agricole e agli altri Stati membri dell'Unione Europea di aderire subito alle Linee Guida del CFS (Committee on World Food Security) - FAO, per una gestione responsabile delle terre, delle foreste e dei bacini idrici. Chiediamo ai supermercati di escludere dalle forniture dei prodotti con il loro marchio (private label) l’olio di palma. Chiediamo alle industrie agroalimentari di impegnarsi a riformulare i prodotti senza l’utilizzo di olio di palma, affinché il cibo “made in Italy” possa davvero distinguersi come buono e giusto. Roberto La Pira (Il Fatto Alimentare) Dario Dongo (Il Fatto Alimentare, Great Italian Food Trade) ____ English
Stop Bullying Sustainable Food Companies
Hampton Creek is a startup food technology company striving to solve some of the world's biggest problems. It's using plants to create products to help ensure food security to feed starving people, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve the healthfulness of foods, and end the cruel treatment of animals. Unilever, a UK-based 60 billion dollar multinational corporation, filed a lawsuit confessing that Hampton Creek is taking away market share from a couple of its products: Hellmann's and Best Foods. Thus, as Unilever admits, it's attempting to rely on an archaic standard of identity regulation that was created before World War II to mandate that Hampton Creek removes its products from store shelves. Unilever is not only contributing to these problems by using inhumane, unsustainable, and unhealthy ingredients, but rather than solving important global issues, is trying to prevent others from doing so. As an example, even purchasing just one jar of Hampton Creek's "Just Mayo" instead of Best Foods/Hellmann's saves land and water usage, reduces CO2 emissions, eliminates hundreds of milligrams of cholesterol. When a 60 billion dollar company flexes its muscles to prevent a good-for-the-world startup company from succeeding, there are only two words for that: corporate bullying. Please ask Unilever to focus more on creating a better world rather than preventing others from trying to do so.
Stop business’ using palm oil as it harms people, animals, and our planet.
Palm oil is a cheap oil used in many food products and toiletries. In fact over 50% of a products in American supermarkets include it. Some companies claim it enhances their products, saying they wouldn't be the same without them. But palm oil production is destructive. It has been linked to deforestation, animal endangerment, and climate change. It is also more carcinogenic than other oils. We NEED to stop using it and stop people producing it. But at the same time, companies only produce what people buy, so not buying the products that include palm oil does and will make a difference. (a list of names used to disguise palm oil) Acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerolAlkyl PolyglucosideAluminum Myristates/PalmitatesAluminium stearateAluminium, calcium, sodium, magnesium salts of fatty acidsAmmonium laureth sulphateAmmonium lauryl sulphateArachamide meaAscorbyl palmitate (304)Ascorbyl stearateAzelaic acidBeta CaroteneBTMSButyl MyristateButyl stearateCalcium lactylateCalcium MyristateCalcium oleyl lactylateCalcium stearateCalcium stearoyl lactylateCapric triglycerideCaprylic acidCaprylic / Capric GlyceridesCaprylic triglycerideCaprylic/capric triglycerideCaprylic/capric/stearic triglycerideCapryloyl glycineCaprylyl glycolCarotene (Sometimes made from palm)Castile soap (often from palm)Ceteareth (2-100)Cetearyl alcoholCetearyl ethylhexanoteCetearyl glucosideCetearyl isononanoateCeteth-20Ceteth-24Cetostearyl AlcoholCetyl acetateCetyl alcoholCetyl ethylhexanoateCetyl hydroxyethylcelluloseCetyl lactateCetyl MyristateCetyl octanoateCetyl palmitateCetyl ricinoleateCitric and fatty acid esters of glycerolCocoa butter equivalent (CBE)Cocoa butter substitute (CBS)Cocamide DEACocamidopropyl betaineCocoyl Sarcosine Conditioning emulsifierDecyl GlucosideDecyl MyristateDecyl oleateDiacetyltartaric and fatty acid esters of glycerolDilinoleic acidDisodium laureth sulfosuccinateDisodium lauryl sulfosuccinateDistilled Monoglyceride PalmElaeis guineensisEmulsifiers: E304, E422, E430, E431, E432, E433, E434, E435, E436, E470, E470a, E470b, E471, E472, E472a, E472b, E472c, E472e, E472f, E473, E474, E475, E476, E477, E478, E479, E480, E481, E482, E483, E493, E494, E495Emulsifying waxEpoxidized palm oil (uv cured coatings)Esters of Myristic AcidEthyl lauroyl arginate (243)Ethyl myristateEthyl palmitateEthylene glycol monostearateEthylhexyl hydroxystearateEthylhexyl MyristateEthylhexyl PalminateEthylhexyl palmitateEthylhexyl stearateEthylhexylglycerinFatty acidsFatty alcohol alkoxylateFatty alcohol sulphatesGlycerinGlycerin or glycerol (442)Glyceryl cocoateGlyceryl DimyristateGlyceryl distearateGlyceryl laurateGlyceryl monostearateGlyceryl myristateGlyceryl oleateGlyceryl polymethacrylateGlyceryl RosinateGlyceryl stearateGlyceryl stearate SEGlycol distearateGlycol stearateGuineesis (palm)HexadecylicHexyl laurateHexyldecanolHumectant 422Humectant glycerolHydrogenated palm glyceridesIsobutyl MyristateIsocetyl alcoholIsocetyl MyristateIsocetyl stearateIsodecyl MyristateIsodecyl oleate Isopropyl isostearate Isopropyl MyristateIsopropyl palmitateIsopropyl titanium triisostearateIsostearamide DEAIsostearate DEAIsostearic acidIsostearyl alcoholIsostearyl isostearate Isostearyl MyristateIsostearyl neopentanoateIsotridecyl MyristateLactic and fatty acid easters of glycerolLauramide DEALauramide MEALauramine oxideLaurethLauric acidLauroyl sarcosineLauryl betaineLauryl dimonium hydrolysed collagen Lauryl lactateLauryl glucoside (from palm)Lauryl MyristateLauryl pyrrolidoneLauryl Sarcosine Linoleic acidMagnesium myristateMagnesium stearateMethyl MyristateMixed tartaric, acetic and fatty acid esters of glycerolMono and di-glycerides of fatty acidsMono glycerides of fatty acidsMyreth 3 Myrisrate MyristateMyristic acidMyristic Cetrimonium Chloride AcidMyristoylMyristyl myristateMyristoyl SarcosineMyristoyl SarcosinateMyristyl alcoholMyristyl myristateOctyl palmitateOctyl stearateOctyldodecyl myristateOctydodecyl stearateOctyldodecyl stearoyl stearateOleamide MIPAOleic acidOleyl betaineOleyl MyristateOleoyl SarcosineOlivem 1000Oliv-emulseOliv-wax LQCPalmesterPalm fruit oilPalmitoleic acid Palm kernel cakePalm kernel oilPalm oilPalm olein oilPalm stearinePalmatePalmitatePalmitamidopropyltrimonium chloridePalmitic acid Palmitoyl acidPalmitoyl alcoholPalmitoyl myristyl serinatePalmitoyl oxostearamidePalmitoyl oligopeptidePalmitoyl tetrapeptide-3Palmitoleic acidPalm Methyl Ester PBS BasePalmfonatePalmosaltPentaerythritol tetra caprai caprylatePentaerythrityl tetracaprylate/tetracapratePentaerythrityl tetraisostearatePeptide complexPG dicaprylate/caprate Planta cleansePolyethylene (40) stearate (431)Polyglycerol esters of fatty acidsPolyglycerol esters of interesterified ricinoleic acidPolyglycerol-2 oleyl etherPolyglyceryl-3 dilisostearatePolyglyceryl-4 isostearatePolyglyceryl-4 lauratePolyglyceryl-4 oleyl etherPolysorbate 60 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monostearatePolysorbate 65 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan tristearatePolysorbate 80 or polyoxyethylene (20) sorbitan monoolatePolysorbate-20Polysorbate-40Polysorbate-80Polysorbate-85Potassium MyristatePotassium stearatePropanediol dicaprylatePropylene GlycolPropylene Glycol Alginate Propylene glycol esters of fatty acidsPropylene glycol lauratePropylene Glycol MyristatePropylene glycol stearateRetinyl palmitateSaponified elaeis guineensisSlearethSLESSLSSodium cetearyl sulphateSodium Dodecyl Sulphate (SDS or NaDS)Sodium Isostearoyl LactylayeSodium lactylate; sodium oleyl lactylate; sodium stearoyl lactylateSodium laurateSodium laurelSodium laureth sulfateSodium laureth sulphateSodium laureth-13 carboxylateSodium lauroyl lactylateSodium laurylSodium lauryl ether sulphateSodium lauryl glucose carboxylateSodium lauryl sulfateSodium lauryl sulfoacetateSodium lauryl sulphateSodium lauroyl sarcosinateSodium Methyl Cocoyl TaurateSodium MyristateSodium palm kernelateSodium palmateSodium palmitateSodium stearateSodium stearoyl lactylateSolubiliser PS20Sorbitan esterSorbitan isotearateSorbitan laurateSorbitan monostearate (491)Sorbitan oleateSorbitan palmitateSorbitan sesquioleateSorbitan trioleateSorbitan tristearateSorbitan tristearate (492)Stearalkonium chlorideStearalkonium hectoriteStearamide MEAStearamidopropyl dimethylamineSteareth-10Steareth-2Steareth-20Steareth-21Stearic acid Stearic acid or fatty acid (570)Stearoyl sarcosineStearyl alcoholStearyl dimethiconeStearyl heptanoateStearoyl Sarcosine Sucrose stearateSucroseesters of fatty acidsSulphonated Methyl Esters Surfactant CCGTaxanomicTEA-lauryl sulphateTEA-stearateTetradecyloctadecyl MyristateTocopheryl linoleateTriacetinTriacetin (1518)TribeheninTricaprylinTridecyl MyristateTristearinVeg-emulseVegetable emulsifierVegetable glycerinVegetable OilVitamin A palmitateYeast with 491Zinc MyristateZinc stearate
We plead you to think of an alternative to test your products, do not cooperate with Animal testing supporting companies & countries and be honest about the truth behind your products!
Help us to stop cruel Animal-Testing! And get aware and informed about the products you use! Change your way of consuming with our help!We don't need new products!!!! We want that companies are honest about the backgrounds of their products! We want that there is an indication on every product about the way it is tested! We want that the Act that forbade Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products will be enforced strictlier - what also means that companies should not support, cooperate, launch and test their products in countries were it is allowed or with such companies! Although so many companies have proven that it is not necessary that Cosmetic Products need to be tested on Animals, there are still many ignorant companies left, who are even not honest about the story behind their products and try to hide the fact that they are still doing cruel Testing on Animals! Famous brands like L'oreal, Nivea, Garnier, Axe, Head&Shoulders, Clerasil, Esprit, Elmex, Syoss, Fa, Bebe, Neutrogena, Schauma, Gliss Kur, Schauma, Schwarzkopf, Dior, Maybelline, Gilette, Pantene Pro-V, Olaz, Max-Faktor, Wella and many more support directly or indirectly cruel Animal-Testing covering their ugly truth with shining stars and attractiv ads!But we, the consumers, are to be blamed as well! The many companies that decided to stop Animal Testing on their products and the growing number of people who decide to buy from them, have proven that a change is possible! But it is in our hand! By subscribing this petition, you confirm that you are aware of the truth behind the listed companies and that you try your best, with our help, to avoid buying from them, helping to make people get to know about this and so help to fight against this cruel, inhuman method! On the other hand you will buy from the list of companies that provide cosmetic without Animal-Testing! But not only the consumers should get alerted of this, but also the companies, so they should know that we are aware of their doing and that there are people who care about! Please help us to keep this list correct, growing and updated ! List of Animal-Testing Products! Companies that test or support Animal Testing or launch their products in countries like China, where Animal Testing is used and allowed. Artdeco : Artdeco Misslyn MAKE UP Factory Beyu InScene Malu Wilz Anny Beiersdorf : Labello SLEK SBT Nivea Nivea for Men Florena 8×4 LA PRAIRIE Eucerin Hansaplast Börlind : Annemarie Börlind Tautropfen Dado Sens Coty : cK One Color OPI Sally Hansen Manhattan Manhattan Clearface Lacura Friscodent Philosophy Astor ESPRIT Rimmel Miss Sporty Celine Dion Adidas David und VICTORIA BECKHAM Pierre Cardin Jovan Kylie Minouge Lamborghini Miss Sixty Route 66 Davidoff Kate Moss Estée Lauder : Estée Lauder M.A.C Bobbi Brown Donna Karan Aveda Aramis Clinique Prescriptives Origins Lab Series Skincare for Men Tommy Hilfiger Kiton La Mer Jo Malone Bumble and Bumble Michael Kors Darphin American Beauty Flirt! 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K-Y Listerine Piz Buin L’Occitane : L’Occitane Melvita Le Couvent des Minimes erborian LVMH : Dior Guerlain Givenchy Kenzo Benefit Fresh Make Up For Ever Acqua di Parma Loewe Fendi Nude Sephora L’Oréal : Urban Decay NYX L’Oréal Paris Essie Garnier Maybelline MNY Le Club des Créateurs L’Oréal Professionnel Kérastase Matrix Redken Lancôme Biotherm Diesel Helena Rubinstein Kiehl’s Georgio Armani Ralph Lauren : Cacharel Viktor & Rolf Vichy La Roche Posay innéov Skinceuticals Sanoflore Shu Uemura : The Body Shop P Franck Provost Yves Saint Laurent Beauté Stella McCartney Carita Decléor Procter & Gamble : Aussie Pantene Pro-V Head & Shoulders Olaz Braun Gilette Venus Gilette Fusion Gilette Satin Care Max Factor by Ellen Betrix Herbal Essences Wellaflex Wella Shockwaves Viva Londa Color Wash & Go Old Spice Alldays Allways Kandoo Oral B Blend-a-med Blend-a-Dent Shiseido : Shiseido bareMinerals NARS clé de peau BEAUTÉ Za IPSA ettusais d’icila Ayura Soka Mocka Benefique d program Aupres Urara Elixir Superieur Elixir White Elixir Prior Aqua Label Senka qiora Haku Revital Granas The Ginza DQ PURE&MILD PURE&MILD SOI Maquillage Majolica Majorca Integrate Beauté Prestige International Serge Lutens Tsubaki Ma Cherie SUPER MILD Anessa Ag+ Sea Breeze UNO Auslese Snowberry : Unilever : Axe Dove Baba Impulse Lux Rexona Sunsilk Timotei Signal PONDS TIGI duschdas Lakmé Yves Rocher : Flormar Dr. Pierre Ricaud Isabel Derroisné Kiotis Stanhome Daniel Jouvance Luminelle Couleurs Nature Yria Culture Bio Les Plaisirs Nature Petit Bateau Francoise Saget Please try to avoid this products and companies! List of Peta with Non-Animal-Testing Products: You can find a large list of companies that don't test their products here, as well as a possebility to search for a specific company or product directly! http://kosmetik.peta.de/deutschland/ The Best thing to avoid buying products that test on animals is to choose three or four brands that definetly do not test on animals and stay with them. The list of Peta is the best and safest source for that! Here only a small list of products that do NOT test on Animals: Ahava http://www.ahava.com/ Alima http://www.alimapure.com/ Alva http://www.alvanaturalskincare.co.uk/ Alverde http://www.dm.de/de_homepage/alverde_home/ Argand'Or http://www.worldartisanguild.com/index.html Aveda http://www.aveda.com/index.tmpl Bio Cosma http://www.biokosma.ch/en/shower-body.html Body Shop http://www.thebodyshop.de/ Cosnova http://www.cosnova.com/en/home.html Essence http://www.essence.eu/de/home/ Evora http://www.evora.de/home_en.html Grüne Erde http://www.grueneerde.com/de/index.html Guhl http://www.guhl.de/ Khadi http://www.indien-produkte.de/ Lavera http://www.lavera.com/ Logona http://www.logona.de/en/logona-worldwide/ Lush http://www.lushusa.com/Soap/soap,en_US,sc.html Murad http://www.murad.com/ Provida Organics http://www.provida.de/PC-EN/index-en.html PUR HAIR http://www.purhair.de/en Sante http://www.sante.de/en/sante/uber-sante/ Vita Preciosa http://www.vitapreciosa.com/index.php?language=en Yes To Carrots http://www.yestocarrots.com/mission.html Zui Organic http://www.zuiiorganic.com/
Sign a signature, save an animal
We are a group of Year 5 students who want big companies to stop using animal product testing. Animals are suffering for products being tested on them and we want YOU to help us stop that NOW. There are other alternatives for animal product testing that don't harm any living creatures, such as cell culture and human simulators. If we collect enough signatures and enough people boycott these companies that test on animals, the companies will need stop animal product testing. Once we have collected signatures, we will send them to companies and follow up to see if they have stopped animal product testing.
Unilever: Stop Cruel Tests On Animals!
Unilever tests there products on animals in China and then sells them world wide even to countries that have banned animal testing! They even test products such as toilet bleach and other harsh chemicals on animals! When will the torture end? If those were peoples pets there would be outrage but these poor animals have no defence whatsoever. Please make a point simply by signing this petition. Millions of animals die every year from months of skin peeling and eye burning experiments. Unilever are a big contributor to that and all they have to do is use humane alternative experiments that don't involve animals, just as many other companies use.
Create a Vegan spread without Palm oil !
As a Vegan I find it impossible to find a dairy free spread ( margarine ) that is made without Palm oil. Unilever has a large portfolio of dairy free spreads and although this is refreshing to see why should we still be indirectly involved the cruelty of animals by allowing palm oil to be used!?
Let's say no to palm oil in our foods!
Starting from the 13th of December 2014, European consumers can finally identify the presence of an ingredient that in the past, although used, was not properly labeled. This ingredient is palm oil, concealed for many years behind the broad name within the category 'vegetable oils and fats'. Just to underline the real measure of palm oil use in food processing, it is enough to point out that it represents the main fat in almost all sweet and savory snacks, biscuits, and creams available in the European market, but even lipstick and detergent soap. One third of worldwide consumption of vegetable oil is derived from palm fruit. In recent years, global consumption has more than doubled. The extensive use of this raw material is mainly due to its longer shelf life than butter and other vegetable oils, its butter-like density and because it’s cheap. Palm oil is also widely used by mass caterers who use it to fry and to cook. 'Great Italian Food Trade' (www.greatitalianfoodtrade.com) and 'Il Fatto Alimentare' (ww.ilfattoalimentare.it) started a campaign to say STOP to palm oil use, calling the stakeholders to reflect on the ethical, environmental and health concerns associated with its consumption. The petition, already launched in Italy two months ago, has already collected hundreds of thousands of signatures and statements of commitment from major retailers, to rule out palm products from their brand. So why should we say NO to palm oil? 1) The production of palm is strictly related to the practice known as land grabbing, which implies the displacement of millions of African and Asian families. It represents also the first cause of deforestation (increasing CO2 emissions) in Southeast Asia as well as the destruction of natural habitats. Palm oil request by the market has encouraged wider cultivation of palm trees with the consequence that every year many kilometers of forests are completely destroyed to obtain palm oil monocultures. All these operations involve human rights violations, such as the abolishment of food sovereignty and the reduction of biodiversity. In order to solve some of these issues and to clean up the image of palm oil there is a sustainable certification (RSPO), which, however, covers only a minor part of the production, without a relevant mitigation of the reported negative consequences due to palm exploitation. 2) Palm oil is used by many food producers because it is cheap and because it can be used in several ways. Despite that, palm oil causes low-grade inflammation that is linked to insulin resistance, obesity and other metabolic diseases that are partially mediated by our resident gut microbes. According to nutritionists a daily intake of high amounts of this ingredient can be dangerous for our health, also because the presence of a relevant percentage of saturated fats. Such a consumption is very frequent due to the presence of this vegetable fat in a large quantity of processed foods, especially in those ones targeted to young people. Although there are no studies in Europe on the individual consumption of palm oil, nutritionists recommend limiting its intake, especially for children who are the most exposed. 'Great Italian Food Trade' and 'Il Fatto Alimentare' are asking food manufacturers and food business operators in general to replace palm oil with other non-hydrogenated vegetable oils or fats, and to implement this commitment as their main challenge. At the same time we solicit supermarkets to delist products containing palm oil. We call the Ministries of Agriculture of the Member States of the EU to implement the CFS (Committee on World Food Security) - FAO Guidelines for the responsible management of land, forests and waterfields. We solicit, at the same time, the Governments of the Member States of the EU and their agencies to ban foods containing palm oil from public procurements. This clause should be inserted in the terms of reference of the calls regarding public procurements to schools, hospitals and all public authorities. The same ban should be extended to all those products sold by vending machines placed in public areas or in public buildings. Finally we call the agri-food industries to commit to reformulate products without the use of palm oil, so that here hence on European foods can really stand out to a certain standard of sustainability and quality. Dario Dongo www.greatitalianfoodtrade.com Roberto La Pira, www.ilfattoalimentare.it ______ Italian
Bring Vegan Streets Cornetto to Australia
Streets have released vegan cornettos in both the UK and Italy. Bring the vegan cornettos to Australia!
Bring Vegan Cornettos To The UK!
Bring vegan cornettos to the UK! A few days ago, it was announced that cornettos made from soya milk are now available in Italy: http://www.veganfoodandliving.com/cornetto-italy-announces-launch-vegan-cornetto/ This is amazing news for the vegan movement as another giant brand jumps on the vegan train but us Brits love vegan ice cream too. Sign this petition to show Cornetto that there is a vegan ice cream market and many many hungry vegans in the UK!