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(BBC)   Canadian dairy lobby warns farmers the media has found out they feed palm oil to cows   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Followup, Cattle, Milk, Butter, news release, Little research, DFA communications director Lucie Boileau, social media, Dairy Farmers of Canada  
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2021-02-26 12:12:45 PM  
Good. Now we can put it in the cupboard instead of the refrigerator.

Just kidding. Palm oil is bad. It should definitely not be used to feed people or animals. I would still allow its use in some limited applications, such as soap. It can easily replace animal fat in soaps and other products that are not fed to animals and people without regard for the health risks of saturated fats.
 
2021-02-26 12:29:57 PM  
Totally worth killing all of the orangutans so companies can turn their habitat into row after row of palms.
 
2021-02-26 1:17:36 PM  

arrogantbastich: Totally worth killing all of the orangutans so companies can turn their habitat into row after row of palms.


And who needs 'The Lungs of the World' when Brazil can supply cow farts instead?
 
2021-02-26 1:19:24 PM  
I found it depends on the brand, I tried to make clarified butter with Our Complements from Sobeys for the Valentine's crab dinner I cooked up, it wouldn't seperate, so I pulled out a lb of Western Family butter out of the fridge from Save On Foods, it clarified with no problem. The problems go deeper than just hard butter.
 
2021-02-26 1:21:12 PM  
Experts note many factors, not just fat intake, determine butter consistency.

Yeah. But...

Agricultural experts have said that butter made from cows with palm oil has a higher melting point and may thus be harder to spread at room temperature.

So, how about we stop?

DFA communications director Lucie Boileau told the BBC the working group has not formally met yet, but individual farmers "have already reached out to their animal nutritionist to identify alternatives".

That's not stopping, that's "how can we screw consumers even more, without being so damned obvious about it?"
 
2021-02-26 2:29:43 PM  

brantgoose: Good. Now we can put it in the cupboard instead of the refrigerator.

Just kidding. Palm oil is bad. It should definitely not be used to feed people or animals. I would still allow its use in some limited applications, such as soap. It can easily replace animal fat in soaps and other products that are not fed to animals and people without regard for the health risks of saturated fats.


IT makes your cows fat, which is kinda what you want in a cow, especially a canadian cow in the winter.  and what you want for butter and cream.

Heck for beef cattle the Japanese feed their top beef cattle with sake, and beer and hops leftover from making the beer.

I used to feed my prize winning 4H Calf oats, horse feed, and molasses. And season with the tears of rural youth.
But boy little ferdinand was a tasty thing.
 
2021-02-26 3:20:40 PM  

optikeye: brantgoose: Good. Now we can put it in the cupboard instead of the refrigerator.

Just kidding. Palm oil is bad. It should definitely not be used to feed people or animals. I would still allow its use in some limited applications, such as soap. It can easily replace animal fat in soaps and other products that are not fed to animals and people without regard for the health risks of saturated fats.

IT makes your cows fat, which is kinda what you want in a cow, especially a canadian cow in the winter.  and what you want for butter and cream.

Heck for beef cattle the Japanese feed their top beef cattle with sake, and beer and hops leftover from making the beer.

I used to feed my prize winning 4H Calf oats, horse feed, and molasses. And season with the tears of rural youth.
But boy little ferdinand was a tasty thing.


we used to call them all Betsy. just made it easier to ask, "so who wants Betsy-burgers tonight?"
 
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