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Elevated trans fats in dairy supply may be linked to health risk

Dacia Herbulock posted in on October 8th, 2010.

New Zealand Herald’s Chris Barton investigates new evidence of palm kernel-derived trans fats in New Zealand dairy products and their suggested link to polyvascular disease and stroke in at-risk patients. An excerpt: “It’s long been known that naturally occurring trans fats are present in the milk and the meat of ruminant animals such as sheep […]

Sunday Star Times: New Zealand’s hunger for palm kernel

Peter Griffin posted in on August 24th, 2009.

An investigation by the Sunday Star Time‘s reporter Kim Knight into the importation into New Zealand from Malaysia and Indonesia of palm kernel extract for use as a livestock feed supplement in the dairy industry. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Palm kernel expeller or PKE is a product made from its crushed and processed […]

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