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First Look Is your money made from animal fat?

Vegetarians and vegans were unhappy to discover that the Bank of England's new polymer five-pound note contains tallow, a substance derived from animal fat.

Frank Augstein/AP/File

Vegans and vegetarians in England may be able to avoid personal consumption of animal products, but it will be harder for them to refrain from using the nation's new polymer five-pound bank note. It was recently confirmed that the new currency contains animal fat.

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