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  1. Is Vegetable Oil Vegan? | Your Vegan Journey
    30th May 2019 @ 11:35 pm

    […] Why Olive Oil Is Bad For the Environment https://thegreenvegans.com/why-olive-oil-is-bad-for-the-environment/ […]

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  2. Is Hummus Vegan? | Your Vegan Journey
    19th May 2019 @ 4:58 am

    […] Depending on the type of vegan you are (health, ethics, ecological, etc.) this may be an issue. If you want more information, The Green Vegans wrote an article on the subject you can find at https://thegreenvegans.com/why-olive-oil-is-bad-for-the-environment/ […]

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  3. Hannah G
    14th February 2019 @ 5:01 am

    so is there any vegetable oil that can be used?

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    • Elise
      14th February 2019 @ 10:00 am

      Hi Hannah 🙂
      You can of course use any vegetable oil that you want, but considering all vegetable oils have a considerable impact on the environment that is quite high compared to the amount of oil that is produced, I’d recommend using as little vegetable oil as possible.
      If you do want to use vegetable oil, palm oil has the lowest environmental impact so that would be the best choice (you can also read some more about that here). Coconut oil also isn’t too bad, but as coconuts are sometimes harvested using monkeys, it’s hard to know when it’s vegan. I know some brands of coconut milk that have stated they don’t use monkeys, but I’m not sure there’s any coconut oil that is definitely vegan. Soybean oil also isn’t too bad, so I’d suggest using palm oil or soybean oil in low quantities. Other oils like olive oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed oil have a considerably bigger environmental impact.
      There’s a lot of studies that you can find online about the environmental impact of different oils if you want to know more but this may be a good starting point.

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      • Paulina
        16th September 2019 @ 10:27 pm

        Hi, I have a question about the palm oil. I’ve recently read that it causes deforestation and has a great impact on orangutans ( these animals are going to extinct). Is it still so enviromental friendly or not?

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