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2018 / ISSUE 109 7 GUESTLIST GOOD EGGS What makes this a particularly alarming method of capital punishment is that this same approach was allegedly deemed inappropriate for euthanizing mammals by the American Veterinary Medical Association. According to Robert Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Centre, it would take more than 7 minutes to kill a mere 70-pound pig with nitrogen asphyxiation. Further concerns are raised by Oklahoma's poor track record in executing inmates. In 2014, a prisoner was left writhing in agony for 43 minutes after being administered an untested drug mixture. For the state's next execution, nine months later, an inmate was killed using the wrong drug. Meanwhile, on a worldwide level, capital punishment is on the decrease, with 53% of countries having abolished the death penalty and a further 19% that haven't carried out an execution in the last decade. In their search for a solution to their lethal poison shortage, the Oklahoma authorities might want to take a hint from the rest of the world before they resort to killing their prisoners with a method deemed unfit for farm animals. Oklahoma has announced plans to use nitrogen gas to execute prisoners on death row, making it the first state in the US to do so. OKLAHOMA TO USE EXECUTION METHOD DEEMED UNFIT FOR EUTHANISING MAMMALS SMELLS DODGY Palm oil is currently used in over half of Iceland's products, including biscuits and soap. However, Iceland's managing director Richard Walker has now stated there is "no such thing" as sustainable palm oil, having been alerted to its problematic nature by the environmental campaigners Greenpeace. Between 1990 and 2008 palm oil production accounted for 8% of the world's deforestation, as large areas of forest are cleared for factories and cultivation purposes. According to Greenpeace 'certified sustainable palm oil' does not mean it has not been produced without deforestation, a revelation that has prompted Iceland to take action. Walker says the supermarket will absorb the increased cost of manufacturing products without the oil. It is estimated that almost half of the products stocked across all major supermarkets in the UK contain palm oil. Despite this dependency, it is hoped more supermarkets will soon follow suit and curb their use. Iceland has already found alternatives to the oil for half of its products. The major supermarket will stop using palm oil in its products as producing the controversial oil is a major contributor to deforestation. ICELAND BECOMES FIRST SUPERMARKET TO STOP USING PALM OIL

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