Whole Earth Crunchy Peanut Butter 340g £1.89 @ B&M
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Whole Earth Crunchy Peanut Butter 340g £1.89 @ B&M

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Found 13th May
Whole Earth Crunchy Peanut Butter.

If you're a fan of spreading peanut butter on your toast or bread, or simply love to dip your finger in, then this jar is ideal!

Absolutely no sugar is contained in the peanut butter, which has a unique crunchy texture to give it that little something extra.

Size: 340g (Approx.)
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Sorry OP but having seen the orangutan documentary on BBC this week I'm even more determined to avoid anything with palm oil in it.
BertieWusster7 m ago

Sorry OP but having seen the orangutan documentary on BBC this week I'm …Sorry OP but having seen the orangutan documentary on BBC this week I'm even more determined to avoid anything with palm oil in it.


The price is right but you are correct palm oil should be a no no .Heat given for the price with guilt.

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This is fine, they use 100% sustainable palm oil

wholeearthfoods.com/pal…il/
Edited by: "dancemonkey" 13th May
A good price but I try to avoid palm oil too nowadays. I usually buy this for making protein bars as it's 100% peanuts -

myprotein.com/spo…tml
Edited by: "Tuscan915" 13th May
BertieWusster4 h, 55 m ago

Sorry OP but having seen the orangutan documentary on BBC this week I'm …Sorry OP but having seen the orangutan documentary on BBC this week I'm even more determined to avoid anything with palm oil in it.


Relax, there's nothing wrong with the palm oil Whole Earth uses.

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Here at Whole Earth we take environmental and social matters very seriously and want to help protect our planet. We only use 100% sustainable palm oil that has no impact on the environment, local people or local habitats.

We have created this page to help simplify the complex nature of the palm oil debate. We hope it will explain why we are supporting sustainable palm oil and you will find it useful.

If you would like more information we have included some
helpful links at the bottom of this page.

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wholeearthfoods.com/pal…il/
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@Gabi@Tuscan915
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 13th May
MadeInBeats20 m ago

Relax, there's nothing wrong with the palm oil Whole Earth …Relax, there's nothing wrong with the palm oil Whole Earth uses.------------------------------------------------Here at Whole Earth we take environmental and social matters very seriously and want to help protect our planet. We only use 100% sustainable palm oil that has no impact on the environment, local people or local habitats.We have created this page to help simplify the complex nature of the palm oil debate. We hope it will explain why we are supporting sustainable palm oil and you will find it useful.If you would like more information we have included somehelpful links at the bottom of this page.--------------------------------------------------http://wholeearthfoods.com/palm-oil/--------------------------------------------------@Gabi @Tuscan915



Sorry, but I disagree.

Here's what Rainforest Rescue has to say about sustainable palm oil, such as that used by Whole Earth,

What about sustainable palm oil (RSPO)?
Major palm oil producers and consumers established the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in cooperation with the WWF. Members include Wilmar International, Cargill, Nestle and Unilever, and the label association is chaired by a senior executive of the Unilever Group (Dove, Knorr, Rama, etc.), one of the world's biggest purchasers of palm oil that consumes an annual 1.4 million tons. The aim of the industry label is to promote the production and sale of palm oil even further and restore its social acceptability.

The RSPO does not rule out the clearing of rainforest. Only primary and “high conservation value” (HCV) forests have been considered off-limits for palm oil plantations under the label since November 2005. An internationally recognized definition of HCV areas has not been established, however, and the transitions between primary and secondary rainforests are blurred in practice.

Most of the social aspects that have been defined by the RSPO are general principles and human rights, the compliance with which should be self-evident. Nevertheless, farmers and indigenous people are displaced from their lands, threatened and arrested if they resist the land grabs. Compliance with the criteria is not reviewed adequately, and violations are rarely punished. Wilmar, the world’s leading palm oil company, is involved in 100 land conflicts and human rights violations in Indonesia alone. Sinar Mas, another major RSPO player, has cleared tropical rainforest all over the country for its palm oil plantations, and is still expanding rapidly.

Climate protection is a consideration that the RSPO ignores completely. Greenpeace International considers RSPO to be “little more than greenwash”. In our view, the label essentially deceives the public.


BertieWusster17 m ago

Sorry, but I disagree.Here's what Rainforest Rescue has to say about …Sorry, but I disagree.Here's what Rainforest Rescue has to say about sustainable palm oil, such as that used by Whole Earth, What about sustainable palm oil (RSPO)? Major palm oil producers and consumers established the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in cooperation with the WWF. Members include Wilmar International, Cargill, Nestle and Unilever, and the label association is chaired by a senior executive of the Unilever Group (Dove, Knorr, Rama, etc.), one of the world's biggest purchasers of palm oil that consumes an annual 1.4 million tons. The aim of the industry label is to promote the production and sale of palm oil even further and restore its social acceptability. The RSPO does not rule out the clearing of rainforest. Only primary and “high conservation value” (HCV) forests have been considered off-limits for palm oil plantations under the label since November 2005. An internationally recognized definition of HCV areas has not been established, however, and the transitions between primary and secondary rainforests are blurred in practice. Most of the social aspects that have been defined by the RSPO are general principles and human rights, the compliance with which should be self-evident. Nevertheless, farmers and indigenous people are displaced from their lands, threatened and arrested if they resist the land grabs. Compliance with the criteria is not reviewed adequately, and violations are rarely punished. Wilmar, the world’s leading palm oil company, is involved in 100 land conflicts and human rights violations in Indonesia alone. Sinar Mas, another major RSPO player, has cleared tropical rainforest all over the country for its palm oil plantations, and is still expanding rapidly. Climate protection is a consideration that the RSPO ignores completely. Greenpeace International considers RSPO to be “little more than greenwash”. In our view, the label essentially deceives the public.


I don't know who Rainforest Rescue is (don't seem like a recognised organisation), or how legit what they are saying is - or how in-date that information is - I do however know who the WWF is, whom are working in conjunction with the RSPO.
Rainforest Rescue is a well respected and longstanding NGO, based in Germany. They've been going since 1986 and are very legit.

Here's what Greenpeace say,

"Sustainable palm oil?

Industry efforts to bring this deforestation under control have come through the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). It was set up in 2001 to establish clear ethical and ecological standards for producing palm oil, and its members include high-street names like Unilever, Cadbury’s, Nestlé and Tesco, as well as palm oil traders such as Cargill and ADM. Together, these companies represent 40 per cent of global palm oil trade.

But since then, forest destruction has continued. Many RSPO members are taking no steps to avoid the worst practices associated with the industry, such as large-scale forest clearance and taking land from local people without their consent. On top of this, the RSPO actually risks creating the illusion of sustainable palm oil, justifying the expansion of the palm oil industry.

Our investigations – detailed in our report Cooking The Climate – found evidence that RSPO members are still relying on palm oil suppliers who destroy rainforests and convert peatlands for their plantations. One member – Duta Palma, an Indonesian palm oil refiner – has rights to establish plantations on land which theoretically is protected by law.

There are ways to stop this. A moratorium on converting forest and peatland into oil palm plantations will provide breathing space to allow long-term solutions to be developed, while restoring deforested and degraded peatland provides a relatively cheap, cost effective way to make huge reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia. And governments around the world have to recognise the role deforestation plays in climate change, providing funds to help countries with tropical forests to protect their resources as well as reducing their own CO2 emissions.

For more information on our campaign and the issues behind it, read the FAQ on palm oil, forests and climate change."

As for why WWF are involved, who knows, especially as they admitted in 2013 that it was impossible for producers or users of palm oil to ensure that they were acting responsibly by using RSPO certified palm oil, because the standard was so lax and still allowed forest clearance, destruction of peatland and use of dangerous chemicals, such as paraquat.

On top of that there are numerous reports that show RSPO producers still involved in rainforest destruction, peatland destruction, land grabs and evictions of native people.
Will stick with Tesco's peanut butter as it's 100% peanuts.
BertieWusster7 h, 55 m ago

Sorry OP but having seen the orangutan documentary on BBC this week I'm …Sorry OP but having seen the orangutan documentary on BBC this week I'm even more determined to avoid anything with palm oil in it.


What was the name. Missed this one. Thanks
Even though sustainable palm oil may be used, why do Whole Earth need to use it at all? Not because it's cheaper to pad it out with palm oil by any chance is it? What's wrong with 100% peanuts? Palm oil stinks also. Would have been a great deal if it was Meridian but thank you for going to the effort to post.
I’m boycotting this brand too. They make out as though they are an upmarket brand considerate to the environment but are as slimy as the cheapest of companies - maximising profit at the expense of the environment and orangutangs.
daymouse51 m ago

What was the name. Missed this one. Thanks


I think it was called Red Ape.
BertieWusster2 h, 36 m ago

Rainforest Rescue is a well respected and longstanding NGO, based in …Rainforest Rescue is a well respected and longstanding NGO, based in Germany.


So the WWF are to be completely ignored in favour of RR??
Rainforest Rescue just seem like a bunch of hippy vegans who love a good protest as a day out. Their Twitter account isn't even verified.
Edited by: "MadeInBeats" 13th May
6% off?
fredhunt12 m ago

6% off?


Not just me that was thinking an 11p saving on a £2 item didn't really warrant this level of heat then? haha

No offence OP.
MadeInBeats17 h, 38 m ago

So the WWF are to be completely ignored in favour of RR?? Rainforest …So the WWF are to be completely ignored in favour of RR?? Rainforest Rescue just seem like a bunch of hippy vegans who love a good protest as a day out. Their Twitter account isn't even verified.


I never said that WWF should be ignored: I even pointed to their own admission that using certified sustainable palm oil does not guarantee that it wasn't produced as a result of forest clearance, peatland destruction and use of deadly chemicals.

I note you have chosen to ignore that statement and the comments by Greenpeace, which chime with RR'S criticism.
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