Hi friends! So I know it’s been quite a while between posts, but I just wanted to give a bit of an update on the palm oil front, in terms of both globally and personally!
Cargill has responded to the allegations that they were buying illegally harvested palm oil, by saying that it was not the Australian branch of the company that was involved in the illegal activity. I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sit well with me at all. “It wasn’t me, it was them who did it!!” Really? You can read more about the parts they have played in this issue here.
I’m yet to hear back from Macro Wholefoods about their corn chips, which is a little disappointing; I don’t know how good they will taste after about three months of sitting in my pantry
Personally, I’ve been able to steer clear of all the major palm oil ‘evils’; I was telling someone just yesterday that I hadn’t had an a Tim Tam or Mint Slice Biscuit for almost three months, and it was in that moment that I realized that however trivial it may sound in the grand scheme of world problems, that’s a pretty big deal for me! Yay me!
I also found this in the fridge yesterday.
It really is the small things that make me really happy. My mum bought this rice bran spread, without any prompting from me (to be honest, I didn’t even know this existed. I don’t know what excites me more, the fact that there is a clear ‘no palm oil’ label on the front of this packaging, or the fact that mum made a conscious decision to buy a palm oil free product on her own accord! Either way, it’s a big win in my book, and it tastes pretty damn good on English muffins alongside my organic peanut butter!
And finally, I am sad to say that I will be ceasing updating this blog as of the 11th of October; my boyfriend and I are heading to Europe for a couple of months, and I want to be away from my computer as much as possible! I will keep all the information and past posts available, and if you would like to stay updated you can always follow me on twitter at @homey_activist. I will be blogging about these issues when I come back, but under a new project umbrella that I will be launching in the new year! I really really excited about this, it’s inspired partly by most on on Lily’s fabulous artworks! But more on that later, I’m still gathering ideas and mapping out layouts and things! If you would like to stay updated with that, you can follow me on twitter! *hint hint* ni It’s ok, I promise I won’t ask again 🙂
I’ll do a big farewell post closer to October, but I will say a quick thankyou I everyone who has read, followed and commented on this blog! Interacting with all of you like minded environmentally conscious souls has been wonderful, and strengthened my resolve against the issue of palm oil!
Ok I think that’s all! Have a wonderful day!