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    I knew palm oil was bad (in terms of orangutans and deforestation), but I didn't know about the slavery or the many other things it can be called.

    One thing that annoys me is that some small soap makers -- i.e., people making real soap using oil and lye -- use palm oil as one of their oils.  It's like, you're doing this to make a real, homemade, no-crap product... why do you need palm oil?  Yes, palm oil is
    cheaper, but your customers are already paying a premium to buy local or pure soap... surely they'd be behind you if you ditched the palm oil.  

    © cai Visit 350.org to join the fight against global warming.

    by cai on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 04:55:00 PM PDT

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