Monthly Archives: April 2015

Cross-Post: Why The Phrase “Certified Sustainable Palm Oil” Needs a Serious Makeover


Here is a great primer on what “certified sustainable palm oil” actually means.  And it’s not what you think. Why The Phrase “Certified Sustainable Palm Oil” Needs a Serious Makeover Here’s the gist: My main issue with CSPO – other than … Continue reading

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Boycott Banana Boat – Palm Oil and Won’t Reveal Their Source


It’s going to be a long, hot, dry summer here in California. Not only are we in the worst drought on record (global warming?  La Nina?) but it’s already nearly 90 degrees in normally mild (slightly inland) San Diego and it’s … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Cookies (Frito Lay (and PepsiCo)) Responds to Palm Oil Query


I bought the above product (sorry for the resolution issue) out of a vending machine.  Naturally, I couldn’t see the ingredients before I purchased it or I would have boycotted it.  Nevertheless, after I bought it, I saw that there … Continue reading

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Updated 4/27/2015: You Can’t Stop Progress — But We Should!


I’m no Luddite. I love progress as well as the next 21st century human.  But I don’t like it when it comes to the environmental cost. That’s why I’m going to post these photos again, after posting way back in … Continue reading

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UPDATED 4/27/2015: derma-e Skin Care Products — Where Are They Now On Palm Oil?


UPDATED 4/27/2015 I use this product daily and have been for years.  But I can’t escape my palm oil guilt and shame so repeatedly check with those companies whose products I use to update their palm oil stance.  Today, Derma-e’s … Continue reading

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Kind Bars – Yes, They Use Palm Oil


I reached for a snack in my ex-employer’s kitchen recently.  I obviously looked for palm oil on the ingredients label.  Sure enough, it’s there.  What else is new?!  Its in over 50% of our products. I fired off my usual … Continue reading

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Everyone (EO) Gets Its Palm Oil from Brazil — Still Guilt Free?


I haven’t posted in awhile due to a rather turbulent March.  Suffice it to say I might have a little more time to devote to my environmental passions. I’ve been using EO products recently.  Not only do their lotions smell … Continue reading

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