• Petitioned Craig Foss

This petition was delivered to:

Minister of Consumer Affairs
Craig Foss
The House of Representatives
Minister of Food Safety
Nikki Kaye

We respectfully request that the House make mandatory the labelling of palm oil if used as an ingredient in any product for sale in New Zealand.

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      Unmask Palm Oil


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Under New Zealand labelling laws, palm oil can be labelled as any one of 200 different scientific names or generically as vegetable oil. Mandatory palm oil labelling would make it possible for consumers to avoid palm oil and it would create a level playing field for companies choosing to voluntarily label palm oil.

Palm Oil is the ingredient asocciated with large scale deforestation, indigenous human rights abuses, land conflicts, carbon emissions and wildlife loss. Until we have labelling consumers can not make the ethical choice to not buy palm oil.

Unmask Palm Oil is the New Zealand campaign for mandatory palm oil labelling, we campaign to make the Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, introduce labelling.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 3,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Jakolien van Rooy WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND
      • 5 months ago

      I want to help save endangered species affected by palm oil production

    • Sara Cooper NELSON, NEW ZEALAND
      • 6 months ago

      As I don't have the time to make absolutely everything my family eats in a day, I want to be able to trust that the companies preparing the food I pay for have, a positive global focus, failing that I need to know what is being fed to my family, in very fine detail. Especially as I and my husband have to go to work and pay for any and all medical costs, created directly and indirectly through our worlds ever increasing consumer lifestyle...

    • Charlie Tomlinson MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND
      • 8 months ago

      I want to be able to know when a product contains Palm Oil so I can make good decisions about who I am supporting when I buy my groceries.

    • Thomas Swain HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND
      • 8 months ago

      I want to know what type of oil is being used

    • Tony Auckram DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND
      • 8 months ago

      because I want to know if palm oil is used so I can avoid it


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