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Don't Palm Us Off

Petition published by Dontpalmusoff on Oct 29, 2009
5591 Signatures 
Target: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
Region: New Zealand

Petition Background (Preamble):

Auckland Zoo is asking the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to label palm oil on all food products, and we'd love you to join us!

The growth of oil palm plantations to produce palm oil in South East Asia is destroying rainforest habitat and driving the orangutan, Sumatran tiger, Asian elephant, Asian rhino and other rainforest species to extinction.

Palm oil is now in one in 10 supermarket products, but on most of these products, it's not labelled.

We all have the right to make informed choices about what food products we buy, and to not buy foods that destroy rainforest habitat and drive wildlife to extinction.

Please sign our 'Don't Palm Us Off' petition by clicking here or pick up a postcard at the zoo.

Tell FSANZ don't palm us off.

Petition:

Dear Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

Please legislate to label palm oil on all food products containing palm oil or its derivatives.

I have the right to choose food products that won’t push the orangutan, Sumatran tiger, Asian elephant and Asian rhinoceros to extinction.

These and many other endangered Asian rainforest animals can't choose if their habitat is lost for my food supply, but I should be able to.

Please don't palm us off:

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