Greenpeace Got It Right: Less Sustainable Palm Oil, Less Orangutans

palm oil

Finally, Greenpeace got it right: palm oil is the most sustainable supply chain. Demonizing it would be socially and environmentally counterproductive: NO PALM OIL = NO SDGs. Finally, Greenpeace understood that there is a war against palm oil, a war in which they have a role too. Finally, Greenpeace might decide to switch to the right side. Finally, […]

Greencheater

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With Christmas just around the corner, Greenpeace continues to deceive citizens with its fundraising campaign. After the recent sideshows in front of supermarkets, our heroes decided to chain themselves in front of Mondelez’s factories in northern Italy and protest again Wilmar using the catchphrase: “No to Palm Oil! that Kills Forests” We must be honest. […]

Greenpeace or GreenWar?

Iceland Foods

Greenpeace officially supports sustainable palm oil. They understood, just like WWF, that boycotting palm oil is dangerous. Matter of fact, replacing palm plantations with another crop would only lead to a greater impact on the environment – including orangutans – and more deforestation. This would not improve sustainability’s levels in any way, shape or form. As […]

Food Populism: Boycott Iceland Foods

Iceland Foods

Children First. This is why we promote the use of sustainable palm oil. New Iceland Foods’ #NoPalmoilChristmas campaign is cynically commercial. Announcing loudly the replacement of palm oil with (less sustainable) vegetable oils is an easy shortcut and populist way to capture new consumers and build customers’ loyalty when the quality of the products on […]

No Palm Oil, No SDGs

SDGs

The palm oil’s boycott threatens the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Food and food trade companies that are using “free from palm oil” labels are responsible for this failure. Palm oil is the only supply chain that is making a relevant contribution toward the achievement of the United Nations’ SDGs. It is a value chain […]

Perverse Alliance

sugar

A campaign against sugar has just begun. Before falling in love with it, let’s ask ourselves: who finances ‘anti-everything’ NGOs? But above all: what has science proven? NGOs should supposedly tell us what is wrong and what could be better. They should help us make the world a better place. But no. Blackmailing is the […]

The End of the ‘Free From’ Labels

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A Turkish lesson to the European Union. Nowadays, Turkey gives us lessons on free market economy and consumers’ protection. With the introduction of new guidelines regulating the food sector, Ankara has decided to put an end to ‘free from’ labels due to their misleading and discriminatory nature. Over the years, we have rightfully criticized the […]

European Palm Oil Conference 2018

conferenza europea su olio di palma

For Free Choice just attended the European Palm Oil Conference 2018 (Madrid, 3-4 October). Pietro Paganini, professor at John Cabot University, intervened to comment on the implications of ‘free from palm oil’ in the market with a focus on the Italian case. You can take a look at Professor Paganini’s presentation by clicking here. Professor […]

Call for Action

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Some EU Members, under the pressure of national lobbies, are trying to introduce limits that would harm consumers. Who is behind this proposal?  Let’s stop EU Governments that want to harm quality by restricting consumers’ right to choose and enjoy high quality goods and by hindering companies’ entrepreneurial attitude towards good food products. Ask your Government representatives, your […]