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Make Vitalite Dairy-Free Margarine Palm-Oil Free

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"Vitalite Dairy Free" is an excellent product as a dairy, gluten and lactose free sunflower oil  spread, particularly as it is fortified with Vitamins B6, B12 and E. The only (and largely significant) draw back is that the product is made with Palm Oil, which is directly linked to mass deforestation, forest fireshabitat degradation, climate change, extinction of threatened speciesanimal cruelty, human rights abuse, child labour and exploitation all over the world. 

This petition calls on Dairy Crest (the parent company of Vitalite, Cathedral City, Davidstow, Clover, Frylight, Willow, Utterly Butterly, Country Life, Mendip Hills, and St Ivel) to cut Palm Oil from all of its products, to prevent further detriment to the environment and more vulnerable people in the world. 

If you agree that Palm Oil is a damaging ingredient and should be removed from these products, then please sign this petition and help to make a change. 

 

Sources of Information: 

1) http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/forests/palm-oil 

2) https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/oct/20/palm-oil-africa-latin-america-land-human-rights-poverty-economic-growth-women-new-frontiers 

3) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/27/greenpeace-blockades-ioi-palm-oil-refinery-rotterdam-port 

4) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/01/korean-palm-oil-firm-accused-of-illegal-forest-burning-in-indonesia 

5) https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/jun/10/vulnerable-exploited-7-things-we-learned-about-migrant-labour-in-palm-oil 

6) https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/jun/09/palm-oil-giant-ioi-impact-indonesia-worse-than-reported-says-greenpeace 

7) https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/04/leading-brands-unsure-if-palm-oil-in-products-comes-from-rainforest-land 

8) https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2016/mar/07/palm-oil-felda-eagle-high-multimillion-dollar-deal-human-rights-deforestation 

9) http://www.paigntonzoo.org.uk/conservation/conservation-campaigns/palm-oil 

10) http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/the-guilty-secrets-of-palm-oil-are-you-unwittingly-contributing-to-the-devastation-of-the-rain-1676218.html 

11) http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/agriculture/palm_oil/ 

12) http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/Whats_the_issue.php

13) http://www.ran.org/palm-oil 

14) https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/topics/palm-oil

15) https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/ng-interactive/2014/nov/10/palm-oil-rainforest-cupboard-interactive 

16) http://www.dairycrest.co.uk/our-brands.aspx 



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