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Re: The Iceland Christmas Advert Banned

This from The Guardian sums it up beautifully.

 

Major retailers enter a battle every Christmas to make us cry with their saccharine seasonal ads – but this year we already have a clear winner.

Concern about our planet has never been greater, thanks to last month’s UN report warning that we have 12 years to stop irreversible damage to the Earth.

 

Yet, one month on, a supermarket’s Christmas advert showing the damage palm oil is doing to the natural world has been deemed 'Too political to put on TV'

 

If that doesn’t make you weep, I’m not sure what will.

 

Iceland repackaged a short film by Greenpeace, showing the destruction of an orangutan’s rainforest habitat due to palm oil growers. Palm oil is about as unsustainable as it gets, and contributes to habitat loss and the endangerment of species, including elephants, rhinos, tigers and orangutans.

 

(More in the article below)

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/09/iceland-christmas-ad-palm-oil-banned

 

 

 

 

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Re: The Iceland Christmas Advert Banned

Well done Iceland ~ I am with you.  

 

 

 



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Yet adverts for WWF are  not as "political"? Except they're asking for money and Iceland are making a statement based on facts and their own mission? 

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Re: The Iceland Christmas Advert Banned

And from now on I am making sure I do everything I can not to buy product with palm oil in.😪


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@TallTrees wrote:
And from now on I am making sure I do everything I can not to buy product with palm oil in.😪

Is Palm Oil labelled?

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@Anonymous wrote:

@TallTrees wrote:
And from now on I am making sure I do everything I can not to buy product with palm oil in.😪

Is Palm Oil labelled?


If it's in the ingredients of any products it has to be displayed @Anonymous Smiley Wink

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Re: The Iceland Christmas Advert Banned

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So here are 10 things that contain palm oil. Some may surprise you....

 

https://thecornishlife.co.uk/10-things-youre-buying-probably-contain-palm-oil/

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@Cleoriff wrote:


@Anonymous wrote:


@TallTrees wrote:
And from now on I am making sure I do everything I can not to buy product with palm oil in.😪


Is Palm Oil labelled?


If it's in the ingredients of any products it has to be displayed @Anonymous Smiley Wink


But like the article states.. most of it says vegetable oil, not palm oil. So I’m wondering how we can find out which are the baddies and which aren’t!

 

There’s a link at the bottom of that article which gives all the names that refer to palm oil.. read HERE .. 

 

how the merry **** am I supposed to remember all those names, I mean come on..

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@Anonymouslooking at that list it would be almost impossible to avoid everything

However, we can only do our best with what we do know.

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