EPOA letter to Ryanair: boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving rainforests and orangutans
In a letter to the CEO of Ryanair of 4 November 2019, the European Palm Oil Aliance (EPOA) rejects the palm oil policy of the airline. EPOA stresses that boycotting palm oil is not the answer to saving rainforests and orangutans. The inclusion of a palm-free logo is not only confusing for consumers, but for products that never contain palm oil it is also in violation of article 7 of the Food Information to Consumers (FIC) – legislation of the European Commission which is on fair information practices, EPOA states. The alliance calls upon Ryanair to implement an informed and comprehensive policy not diminishing the use of palm oil but using sustainable palm oil instead.