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UPDATED 6/20/2019: Derma-e – “No New Primary Forests Have Been Cleared” For Palm Oil. Hmmmm

UPDATED 6/20/2019: Needing another fix of my favorite face cream, I hesitated buying before checking Derma e again.  They sent me the below.  Though it’s from 2014, it still is valid. I still have issues, “no new primary forests have … Continue reading

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Summer of curly-haired Ray’s eighth grade year in 1978 was memorable.  Not only had he just given a voice-cracking speech as valedictorian of his junior high graduating class; not only did he overcome initial adolescent shame to proudly hang his … Continue reading

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UPDATED – 9/18/2018: Silk Soy Milk is NOW Certified Sustainable on Palm Oil?!

UPDATED 9/18/2018: OK, I swore off Silk Soy milk years ago for a few reasons, the main being their flimsy palm oil policy. Last night while in the supermarket, I ran a carton of Silk Soy milk through my handy-dandy … Continue reading

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UPDATE: 7/12/2018 – Lenny & Larry’s: The Complete Cookie and Palm Oil

UPDATE:  7/12/2018:  I get occasional questions from readers wondering where Lenny and Larry’s is today on palm oil.  So I wrote them to ask. To their credit, they responded rather quickly: We have been using sustainable palm oil with our … Continue reading

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Infuriating: Orangutan v. Bulldozer on Borneo

Look deep at this photo for all it depicts — wildlife facing down human “progress.”  Who wins? Some backstory.  This picture was taken in 2013 but re-posted by my personal heroes International Animal Rescue on June 5 for World Environment … Continue reading

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UPDATE 06/25/2018 FINALLY! Palm Oil-Free Microwave Pop Corn!

  UPDATE:  6/25/2018:  Quinn CoFounder/CEO Responds. I wrote the following email to Quinn’s nice original response to me: Thanks XXX!   Sorry for any of my environmental whackjob crankiness!   Yes, I do know about Palm Done Right and, despite … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s – Can’t (Won’t) Guarantee that All the Palm Oil It Uses is Deforestation-Free

I have a pretty long history of hassling Trader Joe’s for their palm oil policy. It hasn’t always been pretty. But in 2015, they promised their palm oil was from South America, which, while still suspicious if deforesting, say, the … Continue reading

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