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Made With Palm Oil? There’s a Fine for That Says New UK Bill

UK companies that sell certain products containing palm oil could face a hefty fine. That's according to a new bill proposed by the government. The proposed legislation aims to cut down on the sale of...
These Palm Oil-Free Vegan Milk and Butters Are Saving Rainforests

These Palm Oil-Free Vegan Milk and Butters Are Saving Rainforests

Choosing vegan options to put in your grocery basket usually doesn’t come at the expense of animals. After all, vegan products like dairy-free butter, milk, and cheese do not contain any actual dairy, so...
Bill Gates Just Invested in Lab-Grown Palm Oil to Save the Rainforest

Bill Gates Just Invested in Lab-Grown Palm Oil to Save the Rainforest

Found in nearly 50 percent of supermarket products, palm oil is one of the most useful vegetable oils available. It's efficient, it's versatile, and it can be used in everything from cleaning items to...
Iceland’s New Vegan Christmas Range Is Plastic and Palm Oil Free

Iceland’s New Vegan Christmas Range Is Plastic and Palm Oil Free

British supermarket chain Iceland just announced its upcoming vegan Christmas range. The new frozen food line is palm oil-free and largely plastic-free. Iceland will offer party food like mini meat-free cheeseburgers, called No Bull Burger...
Peru Passes ‘Momentous’ Ban on Palm Oil Deforestation

Peru Passes ‘Momentous’ Ban on Palm Oil Deforestation

Peru has committed to ending palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021. The National Wildlife Federation named the move a "momentous win" for wildlife and sustainable agriculture. If Peru carries out its commitment, it will be the...

Sustainable Palm Oil Replacement Found in Coffee

(Updated July 14, 2020) | Two entrepreneurs have found a potential palm oil replacement in coffee waste. Former coffee shop workers Scott Kennedy and Fergus Moore—both from Scotland—believe they can extract oil from used coffee...
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Virgin Atlantic Removes Beef and Palm Oil From Flight Menus

Sir Richard Branson's international airline Virgin Atlantic, with flights from the UK, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, has been removing ingredients deemed unsustainable such as beef, unsustainable palm oil, and soy...
Iceland’s Banned Palm Oil Ad Was the Most ‘Effective’ Commercial of 2018

Iceland’s Banned Palm Oil Ad Was the Most ‘Effective’ Commercial of 2018

(Updated July 14, 2020) | The banning of Iceland's animated anti-palm oil ad from television apparently did only good for the affordable supermarket's publicity. Kantar Millward Brown is an advertising agency that researches the...
Norway Is First Nation to Ban All Palm Oil Based Biofuel to Prevent Rainforest Destruction

Norway First Country to Ban Palm Oil-Based Biofuel

(Updated July 14, 2020) | Palm oil-based biofuels will no longer be permitted in Norway, the nation's parliament announced last week. The move aims to thwart the destruction of Indonesian rainforests razed for palm...

Vegan Orangutan-Shaped Soap Launches at LUSH

Updated June 14, 2019. Cosmetics giant Lush is doing its part to help save critically endangered orangutans. The cruelty-free brand created 14,600 bars of limited edition vegan soap -- the same number of Sumatran...
Iceland Urged to Air ‘Banned’ Palm Oil Orangutan TV Ad After 600,000 People Sign Petition

Over 600,000 People Petition to Air ‘Banned’ Palm Oil Orangutan TV Ad

Debate has taken over the internet recently after a Christmas campaign was banned from television for being "too political." Leading UK supermarket Iceland was behind the campaign, that showed the impact of palm oil...

Naturli’ Launches Vegan Palm Oil Free Spreadable Butter in Sainsbury’s

The Denmark-based vegan food brand Naturli' has been making strides in the food industry recently by creating plant-based versions of popular animal products. From its strikingly realistic mince to bleeding burgers made of mushrooms,...

A New Approach to Orangutan Conservation Is Needed to Save the Species, According to...

A recent report published in Science Magazine revealed new information about orangutans that could improve conservation efforts. The findings uncovered the human influence on the species, providing insight to the orangutan's vulnerabilities, and allowing the opportunity for...

Vegan-Friendly Snack Brand First in Country to Receive Palm-Oil-Free Certification

Top U.S. free-from brand, Enjoy Life Foods, has become the first food company in the country to receive a Palm Oil Free Certification. The new Grain & Seed Bars, as well as Protein Bites...
UK Supermarket Chain Cuts Out Palm Oil to Save Orangutans

Major UK Supermarket Chain Iceland Bans Palm Oil to Save Orangutans

UK supermarket chain Iceland is taking a stand for rainforests and orangutans by becoming the first major supermarket to cut palm oil from its own private-label products. The chain hopes to phase out palm oil from...

Richard Branson Wants Us to Save Orangutans by Ditching Palm Oil

Founder of Virgin, Richard Branson has once again taken a big step in advocating for animals. The billionaire wrote an educational blog post about "the real cost of illegally produced palm oil". After sharing his...

Award Winning Vegan Brand Launches Christmas Beauty Baubles

Ethical beauty brand Bloomtown officially has the answer to all your secret Santa woes! If you’re looking for a stocking filler or just a tree decoration with a little bit of a twist this...

Palm Oil: Is it Vegan or Should We Palm it Off?

Palm oil is a hugely contentious issue within vegan circles. Some claim that it cannot be compatible with a cruelty-free lifestyle. Others claim that since it is not an animal product, its use is...

Go Vegan? Why on Earth Would You?

If you’re the kind of person who always switches the light off when you leave the room, makes an effort to use the shower instead of the bath and can’t wait until you can...
UK Doctors Urge for the Ban of Fast Food Restaurants Near Schools

Can Junk Food Ever Really Be Vegan?

Nowadays it seems we hear the word vegan as often as we hear the word millennial, and indeed it seems that worldwide we have an increasing interest in both topics. However, where veganism was...
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Everything’s Vegan Except the Five Pound Note

On Thursday, as I stood waiting to take payment for coffee and cake at the all-vegan bakery I work at, a customer remarked to me despondently “Everything’s vegan except the five pound note.” A...