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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: Yes, Canadian Money May Have Animal Fat In It

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Canadian banknotes might not be vegan. The Bank of Canada says that our polymer bills may contain tallow, also known as animal fat. The bank says tallow is one of the additives that help make the bills. Canada isn’t the only country with plastic bills. Australia uses them, and the U.K. just...

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