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Palming off livelihoods? The misguided campaign against palm oil

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Tim Wilson

Internationally environmental non-government organisations and activists are campaigning against industry and consumer use of palm oil. Their opposition to is driven by claims that it is unsustainable promotes deforestation and reduces orang-utan...

Misguided Palm Oil Campaigns Won't Help Orang-Utans, But Will Harm Asia's Poor

MEDIA RELEASE

"Misguided campaigns by the Melbourne Zoo, celebrities and activists lack understanding of why forest and orang-utans are being lost. It isn't palm oil it's poverty", said Tim Wilson, Director of the Intellectual Property and Free Trade Unit at...

The GST is a massive fat tax

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Julie Novak

Many public health activists claim that a tax on fatty food is necessary to tackle obesity. The critics of this fat tax idea point to a number of studies revealing the limitations of such a scheme. A 2005 US study of a 10 per cent fat tax on dairy...

Organic without redemption

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

It's official-you aren't being harmed by supermarket food. In July the UK Food Standards Agency released a commissioned report that found there are no additional health benefits from organic foods. The research found only a third of all studies...

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