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Our Cheap Snack Food Habits Are Killing the Orangutans -- Time to Stop


Environment  (tags: corruption, business, corporate, palm oil, exploitative labor practices, Cargill, consumers, politics, news, labor, world, money, economy, abuse, ecosystems, environment )

Cal
- 309 days ago - alternet.org
Huge corporate palm oil plantations are the cause of so many ills -- and it's something we can fix.



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David C. (25)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 4:21 am
Lifestyleism

it ain't "food habits" or, more generally, this and that consumer-habit, which is killing Eaarth('s biosphere) - it' s industrial "civilization" escalated by (capital)Fascism - which would happily continue to kill life on Eaarth even if e.g. no-one ever again ate one drop of palm oil ...
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:55 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:56 am
Good post. Thank you.
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 7:28 am
We had too many palm oil plantations ten years ago - DAMMIT!!!
http://conflictpalmoil.org/
 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (213)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 10:24 am
noted
 

Marija Mohoric (49)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 12:15 pm
noted, tks
 

Jeaneen A. (111)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 12:41 pm
Please, never buy anything with Palm Oil, the only way to get these greedy creeps from killing all wildlife and forests is to say no to Palm Oil, period!
 

Dave C. (213)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 12:54 pm
noted....too sad...and too bad for our health.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 1:03 pm
Thank you.
 

Jo S. (480)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 2:09 pm
Noted & shared.
Thanks Cal.
 

Vita Pagh (36)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 2:10 pm
SO sad...
Thank you.
 

Carol D. (104)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 3:01 pm
You just dont realise how many products palm oil is in Someone needs to publicize this more so the world wakes up Most people are ignorant of this more than anything Very sad
 

Helga Balague (1)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 3:24 pm
noted! Please visit my post: they talk about the more expensive coffee at world and the torture to luwak!!!
 

Joe R. (189)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 3:53 pm
So important! And damn those Girl Scout cookies. I tell them every year why I don't buy their cookies (in a nice way) and urge them to contact their baker.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:14 pm
.Noted.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:20 pm
Thank you for the sad news. Everyone must stop buying foods that contain palm oil, and work to spread the word! (n, p, t)
 

Peta Clarke (23)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:39 pm
Noted and thanks Cal. At home now we don't buy snacks we know have Palm Oil, Cleaning products and chocolate etc. Australian against Palm Oil site we have alerts for palm oil free products. This is great because it gives us choices. The funny thing is that nobody misses eating or using products with Palm Oil. Fruit is now our best snack food.
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 5:59 pm
AND---it's NOT just palm oil! It's COCONUT PRODUCTS, too!
 

. (0)
Tuesday September 17, 2013, 9:46 pm
𝕹𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕮𝖆𝖑!
 

Wonder Girl (0)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 1:09 am
I'm a strict vegan but I find it hard to avoid these because its everywhere! But its very important to do so because the poor orangutans.
 

Mari 's (1365)
Wednesday September 18, 2013, 4:06 am
ty very much and other companies too are still using Palm Oil like Mary B's!! No Palm Oil Plzzzz!!

Cal Mary B's www.homadefoods.com

If foods contain Palm Oil then the grocery store should stop buying those products to sell because too many customers do NOT pay attention! :(
 
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