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Vegans furious as Bank of England admits ‘trace’ of animal fat in £5 notes

rh587 Bronze badge

There's no sensible reason for using animal fat when making money,

I suspect there's probably a very good and sensible reason. The Royal Mint are good at this. If they need tallow in there, it's because they need it.

Much the same as there is a move to stop plant cultivators using peat-based compost. Everyone agrees it's bad, but no one has yet managed to produce a compost that has the right water-retention and binding qualities the industry requires without mixing some peat in.

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