PALM oil is everywhere - in our food, cosmetics, cleaning products and even fuels. But some brands are now campaigning against the use of the vegetable oil product in an effort to save the environment. This is everything you need to know. Why is palm oil bad for the environment? Unknown to most people in the UK, palm oil production has resulted in displacement of indigenous peoples, deforestation and loss of biodiversity - including the death of hundreds of thousands of orangutans. Palm oil is the most commonly produced vegetable oil and 66 million tons is produced each year. The warm, humid conditions in the tropics are ideal for oil palm farming, which means vast areas of rain forest in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa are being wiped out to make room for the plantations. This releases huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. Indonesia, the world's largest producer of palm oil, temporarily overtook the United States as one of the most polluting countries in the world in … [Read more...] about Why is palm oil bad for the environment, what did Iceland’s Christmas ad say about it and how is it involved in deforestation?
Sayings about food
A farmer in Kenya knows he’ll get paid for the grain he harvested and brought to the elevator owned by Cargill. A dairy cooperative in Rwanda purchased milk cooling equipment with some financial support from Land O’Lakes. And after learning from General Mills how to fortify flour, an African entrepreneur can start a mill that’ll mean more demand for local grain and more jobs. These and other efforts on the international stage by Minnesota food and agriculture companies play an integral role in addressing food insecurity, said David Beasley, executive director of the United Nations World Food Programme, who came to Minneapolis last week for a Food Security Summit with Jeff Harmening, CEO of General Mills, Beth Ford, president and CEO of Land O’Lakes, and Joe Stone, head of animal nutrition at Cargill. The summit was part of a series of lunchtime speaker events put on by the Economic Club of Minnesota, whose members and sponsors run the gamut of Minnesota … [Read more...] about Why Minnesota companies have a lot to say about addressing global food insecurity
NOTTING Hill Carnival is Europe's largest annual street party — attracting tens of thousands to a small square mile in upmarket West London. For the vast majority of people the day goes smoothly and completely without incident — but as with all events of this size there is the possibility of some criminal activity. When is Notting Hill Carnival? Notting Hill Carnival will take place over the August Bank Holiday this weekend. It kicks off with a steel band competition on Saturday before the main parades on Sunday and Monday. The Carnival route circles an area between Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove tube stations in West London. Both stations will be closed or partially closed on Sunday and Monday — so be sure to plan your journey carefully. Stages, sound systems and judging points will line the route and fill the area within. There will also be hundreds of food and drink stalls as well as toilet and first aid facilities. Is Notting Hill Carnival safe? … [Read more...] about Is it safe to go to Notting Hill Carnival this weekend and what did the police say about acid attacks?
BRITS thinks about food more than sex, TV and even the football. A study exploring our relationship with food and snacking has revealed one in four dedicates more mental energy each day to their rumbling stomachs than their tasks at work. And 37 per cent find food crossing their mind more often than sex, though this is truer for men than for women. While one in two women dedicate more time to thinking about their next meal that their sexual desires, only one in four men can say the same. Mike Lynch, Global Director, Oral Care Scientific Engagement at Johnson & Johnson, commented: “This snacking trend is taking its toll on our oral health. Whether this be from healthy or unhealthy foods, bacteria in your mouth use the sugar to create acid that leads to erosion of tooth enamel, leaving teeth weak and vulnerable. “It’s clear adults are concerned as 41 per cent worry that what they are eating affects their teeth, and 16 per cent of adults have had more than one dental … [Read more...] about Brits thinks about food more than sex, TV and football, study reveals
Donald Trump.There, that's the first and only time you'll see the president's name appear in this blog post, because, no matter your political affiliation, if you're reading this then you're likely an Eagles fan. And, in that case, you're probably also much more interested in what's going on down at Broad and Pattison than you are about what's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Well, the Eagles were at NovaCare on Tuesday for practice and will be available to the media on Wednesday, meaning a whole new round of politically-charged posts will be coming at you over the next few days. In the meantime, we decided to take a look at what everyone else is saying about the Birds, specifically the things that have to do with the actual game of football.Let's get right into it.'We're No. 4!'A few weeks back, our own Jimmy Kempski posted something about former NFL scout Louis Riddick ranking Carson Wentz AND Nick Foles ahead of Dak Prescott. In case you missed it, here's a reminder of … [Read more...] about What they’re saying about the Eagles: Cowboys fans rank Dak Prescott fourth among NFC East QBs