Nick Ray from the Ethical Consumer Group invites Melburnians – and out-of-towners, if you’re around – to join this month’s ‘Meet And Movie’ at Yarraville (Shaun and Neesh’s place), Thursday 17 July. The group meets for a ‘BYO dinner and thoughts to share’, starting at 6.30pm with a series of short films at 8pm then with a discussion afterwards – all finished by 10.30pm.
Nick’s email invitation sets the scene for this month’s discussion:
“Palm Oil – Dying For a Cookie”
Palm oil is one of the world’s leading agricultural commodities. It’s found in one in ten supermarket products including shampoos, baking oil, chocolate, cosmetics, chips, cookies, margerine and soaps.
Recently, some are saying it is a potential saviour as a renewable resource for use as biofuel.
Palm oil promotes heart disease and the vast plantations that grow oil palm tress have contributed to the destruction of the rainforest of sout east Asia and threatens the survival of animals such as the Orangutan.
Palm oil is often avoidable and so should be treated as an ingredient of last resort by consumers and corporations alike.
Sounds like a very interesting discussion.
For more info you can contact Nick – E firstname.lastname@example.org or T 0417 114492.