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TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Dr. Oz: Stop Promoting Environmentally Disastrous Palm Oil!


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, healthconditions, media, activism, Dr.Oz, rainforest destruction, conservation, forests, pollution, humans, politics )

Cal
- 646 days ago - ran.org
Join us and Orangutan Outreach in calling on Dr. Oz to reconsider promoting destructive palm oil to millions of consumers who will unwittingly be contributing to the demise of tropical rainforests and all the fragile species that depend on them.



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Cal Mendelsohn (994)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:01 pm
Many thanks to my good friend Cristina for alerting me to this very important petition!
 

Brian M. (200)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:02 pm
Signed. I don't watch Dr. Oz. As far as I can tell from the one time I did watch his show, Oz is at least as much a snake oil salesman as a doctor. It's all about products.
 

Jason S. (57)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:23 pm
signed, thanks
 

Christeen Anderson (514)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:32 pm
Signed.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:34 pm
he always gives me the creeps. ugh yuck. signed.
 

Sara W. (110)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 6:42 pm
Signed.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (634)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:06 pm
Thanks for calling on Dr. Oz to issue a correction.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:25 pm

I don't know this Dr Oz is nor do I wish to know, it says he is a respected public figure, sounds very much like a "celebrity" and nothing more. Does he not do any research on things he recommends or he is paid to encourage people to do this?

Signed and tweeted.
 

Sheila S. (63)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 8:44 pm
It would be a great coup for Orangutan Outreach if Dr. Oz recanted on TV and explained why! What an impact it would make! Signed and noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 15, 2013, 11:00 pm
Yep, important. Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:55 am
already signed, thanks Cal
 

Danny M. (85)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:09 am
Noted and signed. Thank you Cal!
 

Arild Warud (166)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:10 am
Signed,TY Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:38 am
Noted.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:53 am
Thanks for calling on Dr. Oz to correct his misguided recommendation that health-conscious people buy palm oil while ignoring its disastrous impact on the environment. If we want to convince Dr. Oz and the producers of The Dr. Oz show that this is an important issue, we need for them to hear from as many folks as possible.
TU Cal
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:54 am
signed and noted
 

Ro H. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:10 am
ty
 

Diana P. (12)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:12 am
thanks. message sent. :-) Posted to FB & TPC.
 

Joy Wong (75)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:17 am
Noted and signed.
 

Natasha Salgado (541)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:26 am
Signed,thanks but very disappointed with Dr.Oz.
 

Emma S. (227)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:44 am
Done! Thanks, Cal.
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:59 am
Signed. Oz irritates me so badly I can't watch him.
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:11 am
... have you seen what it does to the animals?......most are just burned alive.......just sick
 

Tanya W. (53)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:31 am
Noted and signed. I am sure Dr Oz will understand why this recommendation was a wrong one. I hope he changes his advise and supports the rainforrest and all its inhabitants. Come on Dr Oz the enviroment needs you!!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:36 am
Signed ,Thanks .
 

John Gregoire (258)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:43 am
Signed.
 

Michela m. (3960)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:51 am
Already Signed
Noted
 

Michela m. (3960)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:51 am


Thanks! Posted 5 days ago in:  ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
As Petition No. 5 in:  REMOVE PalmOil From Our Products: 6 Petitions . New!! http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1346894
Please Join & Invite friends to Join
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest    http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Michela
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java & Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, Clouded Leopards, Sun Bears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!! AGAINST: Corporate Control, Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Global Warming, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Pet Trade, GMO Food, Vivisection… Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, & Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here.
Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela
 

Dave C. (216)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:14 am
who is Dr Oz????? However, signed it anyway since he/she needs to correct this wrong!
 

Krystal Smith (1)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:19 am
I LOVE Dr Oz I can't believe he would be so environmentally uncaring!
 

paul m. (93)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:58 am
signed
 

Amy E. (66)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:42 am
n/s
 

Lila Fulton (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:01 am
I don't believe that one individual can be held responsible for the destruction of these rainforests. I'm sure they were being destroyed long before Dr. Oz came into the picture. I would also suggest that Dr. Oz is only promoting palm oil for its health benefits. He does not promote any particular brand of product as another reader suggested. Therefore, I will not sign this petition because I don't think it's right to put the blame on one individual rather than the companies who are really responsible for the destruction of these rainforests.
 

Arielle S. (317)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:09 am
First he said it didn't matter if you ate organic food or not, that there was no difference - and now this. It only confirms my earlier suspicions that he is not someone I would like or trust. I will sign the petition because this is a man that people look to for answers and he is giving them the wrong ones.
 

Lila Fulton (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:20 am
There is no difference in the benefits of the food regardless of whether it is grown organically or not. Organic is just a way of growing not a way of making the products more beneficial.
 

Lisa Neste (704)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:49 am
Thanks for calling on Dr. Oz to correct his misguided recommendation that health-conscious people buy palm oil while ignoring its disastrous impact on the environment. If we want to convince Dr. Oz and the producers of The Dr. Oz show that this is an important issue, we need for them to hear from as many folks as possible
 

Yvette S. (34)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:04 am
Signed
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:28 am
Signed, noted and shared - thank YOU!
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:33 am
S&N
 

. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:16 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Winn Adams (193)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:23 pm
Signed
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:27 pm
signed & noted
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:33 pm
Horrendous; Dr. Oz will force consumers to contribute unwillingly to the destruction of the rainforst. First of all, he should ask for the consumers' opinion and realize there are people who care for orangutans, tigers, etc. He should correct the mistake he's made as soon as possible, i.e. right away.
Of couse, I've signed.
 

Muriel Servaege (48)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:37 pm
... and spread!
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:41 pm
Ignorance still prevails regarding palm oil and the destruction of animal habitat. Noted and tweeted.
 

Kye J. (41)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:45 pm
Signed.Thanks Cal
 

Dianne D. (460)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 12:56 pm
signed
 

Claudia O. (73)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:11 pm
Thank you for letting us know about this. We all do what we can to make the world we want to see.
 

Susie S. (4)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:27 pm
s&s
 

Marilyn Voorhies (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:40 pm
Signed - thanks! Marilyn Voorhies, rural Maine

 

. (1)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:41 pm
noted & signed
 

Fran F. (114)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 1:44 pm
Noted and signed, although I don't agree that Dr. Oz deserves to be considered a respected pubic figure.
 

David R. (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:04 pm
Signed and commented.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:06 pm
signed
 

Lilo Prinz (23)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 2:53 pm
signed!
 

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:30 pm
signed, noted and shared
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:39 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Cal.
 

Ellen Kent (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:46 pm
signed/sent
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 3:58 pm
wow so lad to see this as I just caught the end of this idiots show pushing this and was so angry...All he cares about is money and he is a joke with all this crap he lays on people like he really knows what he is talking about. I am a holistic Practitioner and I can tell you he does NOT get it and is just another one of Oprah's flunkies that are out there romancing the women with crap...........It makes me sick that people believe him just because he is a DR and is on TV. I wrote and told him what I think..........
 

janet f. (28)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 4:50 pm
What a tool this guy is. How can it be possible to have a TV show and no one who works there knows the issues surrounding palm oil? These people are pathetic.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 5:50 pm
Signed, shared and noted. There's quite a difference between palm oil and coconut oil which has many more beneficial properties to it.
 

Diane K. (136)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:09 pm
signed. thx
 

Margery Coffey (8)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:22 pm
signed.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:29 pm
Signed & posted
 

Joe R. (191)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 6:45 pm
Never trusted Dr. Oz. Signed and noted.
 

Mitchell D. (129)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:09 pm
Noted and signed, now fervently hoping.
 

rene davis (74)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:24 pm
signed, thanks & shared.
 

Eugene C. (3)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:44 pm
Palm oil is a disaster for the whole planet and all the creatures that live upon this planet, including us!
 

Vicki P. (124)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 7:58 pm
Signed with thanks
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:01 pm
Glad to..... signed.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 8:05 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Lloyd H. (46)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:23 pm
Oz knows exactly what the consequences of Palm Oil Plantations are and as a professional snake oil pitch man all he gives a damn about is how much money ends up in his pocket.
 

Ingrid A. (531)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:23 pm
Its done.
 

James Doeppers (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 9:44 pm
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:04 pm
Signing now Cheers
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:23 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Marie W. (66)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 10:56 pm
S&N
 

Joan McAllister (1083)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:22 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks Cal
 

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:23 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:58 pm
thank you
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:58 pm
thank you
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:58 pm
thank you
 

magdika-cecilia Perez (131)
Wednesday January 16, 2013, 11:58 pm
thank you
 

Ancil S. (175)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 12:02 am
S&N!
 

Cheryl Ulrich (109)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 12:18 am
Signed and noted
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (48)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 5:38 am
Website is ripped off it's contents
 

Jaime A. (33)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:35 am
Done.
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:36 am
Signed & posted
 

paul m. (93)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:08 am

Signed...
 

Veerle V. (47)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:14 am
Signed, thanks Cal !
 

Silvia Gonzalez (32)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:20 am
Done. Thanks.
 

Karin de Vos (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:34 am
Signed.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:11 am
Signed.
 

Ruth S. (304)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:14 am
Signed
When are people going to learn not to destroy the planet!
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 11:39 am
Noted and signed. L♥ve ☮ Peace.
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 12:46 pm
Petition signed.

"Dr. Oz" is nothing but a corporate shill. Quit watching him and cancel any links to him.

Ty, Cal.
.
 

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 12:59 pm
Signed
 

Vicky P. (466)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 3:50 pm
signed earlier today, noted
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 4:02 pm
signed!
 

Aaron Bouchard (129)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 6:50 pm
Signed and noted thanks
 

. (7)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:16 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cal.
 

Ludger W. (72)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:36 am
done
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:04 pm
Done yesterday, thanks!
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 11:58 am
N & S Cal :-0 Tnx
 

Charlie Rush (56)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:01 pm
These TV doctors, become too enamored with themselves.
My trust level has decreased, dramatically.
 

Julie E. (364)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 10:15 pm
I am just now seeing this. Absolutely noted and signed!
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 6:00 am
Signed and noted thanks. Dr OZ cannot be trusted, we do not watch his "shows" anymore, everything he says is paid for by companies. One minute organic food is good for us, next minute it is not. Now palm oil is supposed to be good for us. It displaces and endangers the Orang Utan, destroys the environment of SE Asia and palm oil is unfit for humans consumption. Next thing he will recommend engine oil to his viewers because big oil would pay him. We liked him in the beginning, but he totally lost it chasing the $ !!! Greed by an actor who became popular and misused his popularity. Good bye Quack OZ.
 

Yvonne F. (177)
Friday February 15, 2013, 6:46 am
Sooooooooo signed!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Cal
 

Wendy F. (43)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 6:22 am
Signed
 
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