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 Post subject: palm oil sucks
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:54 am 
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At the risk of sounding like a commie sook, boycott palm oil products!
BTW, pepsi seems to be next to boycott it :D
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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 7:11 am 
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For the uneducated amongst us, care to remind us why Palm oil sucks and why we should avoid it.

I remember vaguely that it's bad for your health, but how is it in moderation?
Is it some sort of dodgy cash crop that is crippling 3rd world agriculture?


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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 8:57 am 
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To grow it on a industrial scale (for maybe 50% of our processed food products / biofuels / detergents etc), vast quantities of rainforest have been and are being torn down in indonesia and borneo. Aside from the human issues (displacement of tribes etc), the wildlife is really taking a hammering, in particular orang utans. There is a real chance palm oil industries will make them virtually extinct in a decade or so. According to the Centre for Orangutan Protection (COP), at least 1,500 orangutans were clubbed to death by palm oil plantation workers in 2006 alone.
There's no real need for it - is 100% replaceable with other veg oils, but it grows so easily there and corporations seem to be able to do what they want, that its down to campaigns to really have an effect. Luckily, these campaigns are having great successes, but there's lots to do still.
And 'sustainable palm oil' is still way short of being environmentally cohesive.
The first few sentences of this link give an idea of the issues.
http://www.rainforest-rescue.org/topics/palm-oil
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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
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Spot on, deuce. The effects of palm oil plantations are devastating on the environment and wildlife habitat. Unfortunately, the big companies and corrupt governments once again join together to destroy the joint.
Also unfortunately, a lot of people here don't give a shit because it's happening somewhere else in the world besides America. Who needs orangutans, polar bears, wolves and shit, anyway?


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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:26 am 
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Made with Palm Oil.

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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
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That's a shame because it has a lot of good health benefits.

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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
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Neem oil good.


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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
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coevad wrote:
Neem oil good.


My toothpaste has Neem oil!

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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
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zappagirl wrote:
coevad wrote:
Neem oil good.


My toothpaste has Neem oil!

I use it in the garden.


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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
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coevad wrote:
zappagirl wrote:
coevad wrote:
Neem oil good.


My toothpaste has Neem oil!

I use it in the garden.


Yes, that is the first place we used it too so I was a little alarmed when I noticed it was in my toothpaste also.

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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
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I always thought palm oil came from the hands of the people packing the product...

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 Post subject: Re: palm oil sucks
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just plain doug wrote:
I always thought palm oil came from the hands of the people packing the product...

I thought it was a lubricant available at specialty shops for lonely men.


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