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UK Five-Pound Notes: New Bills Contain Animal Fat, an Issue for Many

Newsmax Wednesday, 30 November 2016 ()
The polymer making the U.K.'s new five-pound notes stronger and longer-lasting contains an unexpected ingredient that is causing dismay among vegans: trace amounts of tallow, which is animal fat.
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News video: New British bank notes falls foul of vegetarians

New British bank notes falls foul of vegetarians 01:11

Britain's new plastic five-pound notes have fallen foul of thousands of people who object to the use of animal fats in their manufacture. As Hayley Platt reports, an online petition against the notes has received support from more than 116,000 so far.

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