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The Palm Oil Industry Is Choking Southeast Asia


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, protection, palm oil industry, destruction )

Cher
- 518 days ago - greenerideal.com
For the past week, Singapore and Malaysia have been plagued with the annual phenomenon locals call "the haze" -- a cloud of smoke so thick it blocks out buildings and causes sore throats, watery eyes, and even asthma attacks.



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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 6:48 am

This is one hell of a price to pay for destructive crop. Profit today, pay tomorrow.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (447)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 9:20 am
Killing your country's people for profit...
 

tasunka m. (337)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:50 am
this looks even worse from the air...when flying,a lot like the smog of los angelos,you can see the city in a brown crappy mist that ends at a certain altitude, when you are landing there,you go from blue sky to brown yuck.
The whole planet will look like this if we don't clean our habits up, we need to go to ecology rehab!!!!
and come out Bearthers!,,a new word I made up against the birthers!
 

Ruth M. (252)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 2:23 pm
Noted
 

Mashu Pillai (22)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:20 pm
Criminal, companies that do this gets away with just a rap on the knuckle.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 3:53 pm
Noted!! Shame on this country for letting the forests be burned for a crop that will go by the wayside because of its environmental impact! Shame on Southeast Asia and the occupants who are doing this to the forests! They are what produces the oxygen we breathe. Palms produce hardly any oxygen compared to the forest trees! Shame on you, Southeast Asia. Will buy nothing made of palm oil and will advise my friends of this also who will in turn spread the word and the boycott about this nasty crop will begin!
 

Birgit W. (150)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:03 pm
Money talks like always.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 4:37 pm
Thanks Cher--I agree with Kit; it's a similar problem to having cheap clothing made in Bangladesh.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:25 pm
The entire USA and every county will look this way if something doesn't change.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 11:37 pm
And things only seem to be getting worse. This should serve as a dismal glimpse into the not so distant future, especially at the rate we're moving. Thanks Cher!
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 3:52 am
very sadly noted
 

Lona Goudswaard (72)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:28 am
Better article than posted yesterday, not just putting all the blame on the poor farmers or Indonesia but also on the main culprit: the palm oil industry fuelled by foreign demand.
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 4:51 am
This is not a simple issue. Everyone along the chain is responding to the demand. We all need to look at our purchasing behaviour.
 

John De Avalon (35)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:01 am
Have we learnt nothing????
 

Fi T. (16)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 8:36 am
Don't spoil our living place
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:49 am
All hail Maximum Profit. Fall on your knees before it you worthless dogs [no offense to the dog].
Where's the world outrage about this? Where is the WCB and the World Court? I'll bet they're out getting their pockets filled from contributions by the Palm Oil bastards behind this.

I stopped buying anything with palm oil in it or produced from palm oil a year ago. There are 20 million + of us here at Care2 and each of us has friends who in turn have friends. Let's get together and start a trend - No Palm Oil!
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 9:50 am
All hail Maximum Profit. Fall on your knees before it you worthless dogs [no offense to the dog].
Where's the world outrage about this? Where is the WCB and the World Court? I'll bet they're out getting their pockets filled from contributions by the Palm Oil bastards behind this.

I stopped buying anything with palm oil in it or produced from palm oil a year ago. There are 20 million + of us here at Care2 and each of us has friends who in turn have friends. Let's get together and start a trend - No Palm Oil!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 1:37 pm
Thank you.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 6:06 pm
The destruction to the rainforests is simply reprehensible. The corporations that are destroying should be brought before a court for their destruction.
 
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