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28 MARCH 2015

Make informed purchasing decisions using Palm Oil barcode scanner

"POI (Palm Oil Investigations) has launched a Palm Oil barcode scanner for Australia and New Zealand products. ...

Scan the product barcode. Read the palm oil status. Select an alternative ethical product. Send a pre-written email to the company. Hit buy to compile ethical purchasing percentages and share your percentage to social media so you can show how you are making a difference.

Around 40% of products on supermarket shelves contain palm oil. Palm oil is a common ingredient in food (Biscuits, bakery items, Ice Cream, Chocolate, Confectionery, Crisps, Margarine, Health food bars, Cereals) etc. Derivatives of the oil are common in personal care products (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soaps, Skin care, Toothpaste) as well as household cleaning and detergents.

Rarely labelled by its correct name, palm oil is the hidden ingredient. There are over 200 names for palm oil its derivatives, the most common is the generic term vegetable oil. Other common names used in food production are emulsifier 471 and humectant glycerol."

(Palm Oil Investigations)

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Simon Perkins
03 APRIL 2005

Golden Shears: shearing sheep with a bar-code scanner

"In the Present Zone, you can experience virtual bungy jumping, the Magic Lilo (floating over New Zealand), virtual sheep shearing (Golden Shears), virtual dragon boating (Dragon Boat Champs), the Whale Ride, virtual windsurfing (Wave Jumper), and virtual waterskiing (Ski Karapiro)."

(Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa)

[An intriguing aspect of Te Papa's (Museum of New Zealand, Wellington) exhibits is their use of theme–park–like attractions. While more traditional museums tend to show exhibits that are commonly understood to have cultural significance, Te Papa appears to flaunt this expectation by presenting both 'low' and 'high' culture exhibits.The Golden Shears exhibit allows visitors to 'virtually shear' a stuffed sheep doll covered in bar–code labels. Visitors move a bar–code scanner of the labels to shear the sheep's fleece. Multiple passes of the same area cause the sheep to be 'cut', reducing the shearer's total game score.]

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