Thursday, November 11, 2010


In some products like jelly and strings contain a product called gelatine which is crushed up horse & cow hooves.

I think it is really gross because if you had something and looked on the ingredients and it said crushed cow or horse hooves you wouldn't want to eat it.

The alternative is called agar. It comes from seaweed, we make it in NZ.

Monday, August 2, 2010

No email

Griffins hasn't replied yet, so probably it is palm oil, because they would be proud if they used no palm oil.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

letter to griffin

I am doing a project on the rainforest and species that live there and i am writing a blog about it.

Can you please stop using Palm oil in your gingernuts and put canola oil or soya oil instead.

We eat 2 or 3 gingernuts a day.

We will not eat your gingernuts if you don't stop putting palm oil in.

If you stop i will tell everyone that they have to buy your gingernuts because they are palm oil free.

I will put your reply on the blog.



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

palm oil products

organic cocoa is better than milo - no palm oil in organic products that i found

these are two kinds of butter chicken - one has vegetable oil and one does not READ THE LABELS!

this is all the things that i found that had vegetable oil in them

these are two types of mayonnaise, one has vegetable oil in and one does not.

My sister is very sad because these products are YUM!

i cleaned out my pantry for palm-oil.

it was bad because so many products had palm-oil in it.

I found that the more processed products had palm oil in than the less processed products.

Some disguises for palm oil are "vegetable oil" or "vegetable fat".

Canola oil or soya oil can also be under vegetable oil or vegetable fat.

i am going to contact the companies who make the products to make sure whether they use palm oil or not.

Companies use palm oil because it is cheap and stable.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


(this is a wild boy orangutan we saw on the Kinabatangan River)

Two years ago my teacher, Miss Watters, started up a study on orangutans.

We learnt about how their rain forest was getting taken over by palm oil plantations. And we decided to do something about it.

So we did a bit of research and we found out that people were destroying their rain forests for money, and mistreating the animals very badly.

My family sponsored an orangutan called Elisa in Borneo.

We did a class performance about it.

And when i went home i started to raid my cupboard for stuff that has palm oil in. I found lots of stuff. It was very surprising.

It made me feel very angry and it made me stop eating palm oil stuff. We replaced lots of the products with palm oil in, for ones that didn't have any.

We decided to go on a family holiday to Malaysia. We went on a very cool jungle camp and we saw 5 wild orangutans. Wild orangutans are supposed to become extinct in 3 years because people are still buying palm oil and are not aware of what it does.

I have heard that for every cup of milo drunk 7 orangutans die. This is because of unsustainable palm oil. Nestle is very bad.

We wrote to Cadburys who say they have sustainable palm which is good.

It is not only food it is also used in cremes like Garnier.

I will come back later and do a list of good and bad palm oil foods.