The Australian version of the WWF's Palm Oil Buyer's Scorecard is now available to download as a PDF, here.
For those not in the know, the production of palm oil in Indonesia and Malaysia is threatening the habitat of orangutans and other endangered species. Palm oil is cheap to produce and is used in innumerable products - in Australia, if it has "vegetable oil" on the label, it is generally palm oil in the product.
The scorecard makes for some interesting reading, although it only assesses the biggest six companies operating in Australia - and in order to look at individual products, you'll need to know which of them owns the brand you are looking at buying! Many years ago, I owned shares in Goodman Fielders for example, and they own a staggering number of smaller food companies. Still, the scorecard is a good start.
The Aussie version is a response to the European version, available to download here.
In other cosmetics-based news, has anyone else bought Angry Chicken's latest email PDF order, Potions & Concoctions?
I already make her deodorant and hair detangler for the girls, and today I'm making her lip balm. Next on my list to make is her hair spray and the Bugs Don't Like Me Balm, because the mozzies around here lately are unbelievable and I'm hating spraying my girls with icky, stinky, Aeroguard all the time, because, sadly, none of other the 'natural' balms I've tried are working for us & the girls are still getting bitten ferociously :-(