Answered by Irene, July 7, 2014 at 04:01:38 PM EDT.
A: Hi Jem,
Palm oil is a plant based ingredient (it comes from a tree), so it is vegan. Like many crops, palm oil is associated with deforestation and destruction of animal habitat. The manufacturer of this items makes an effort to source sustainably-harvested palm oil. Here's a link to their statement: http://gomaxgofoods.com/ethical-non-gm-sourcing/
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