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  •  The problem does lie (8+ / 0-)

    with all of us once again, I am afraid. But it seems that the recent focus has been on Chinese consumers due to its demand for cheap fat/oil in their food products.

    I have hope that consumer pressure can get these companies to change. I have been told palm oil is actually a very healthy oil for human consumption.

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    by LaughingPlanet on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 02:18:14 PM PDT

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    •  Don't forget the ... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... EU policies promoting biodiesel as a renewable energy source ...

      ... without recognizing that no biofuel produced from imported feedstocks into a large subcontinental economy can ever be considered a truly sustainable, renewable fuel.

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      by BruceMcF on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 01:59:54 PM PDT

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    •  Palm Oil (1+ / 0-)
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      Palm Oil is not a good oil to use. It is more hydrolyzed then flack seed or olive oil. It is not good for cooking because it will burn easier then other oils. An like bananas it has become an industrial farm production process. With no care for the local people, native animals or the environment as a whole. This is why I try not to buy products that contain palm oil and have not eaten bananas for a while. I hope more people that have this view will act to limit it's use.

      •  I only (0+ / 0-)

        heard it from a single nutritionist.

        I have not followed/read up more on it because I know how bad it is for the planet/orangutans.

        Until there is a moratorium on new palm plantations, I won't be buying palm products, intentionally, anyway.

        Global warming & smoking cigarettes = Nothing to worry about? Those who deny climate science are ignorant, evil or worse. Google Fred Singer.

        by LaughingPlanet on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 08:23:15 AM PDT

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