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180 Degrees — Its Silence Shows It Hasn’t “Come Around” (See What I Did There) On Palm Oil


Another day, another trip into our palm oil-invaded workplace kitchen. This time the insidious creep of palm oil snuck in in a bagged Trojan horse called “Nutty Rice Bites”, from a company called something like 180 Degrees, located in Anaheim, … Continue reading

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Now THIS is How You DO It – Ben & Jerry’s Goes Palm Oil Free!


I always knew that Ben & Jerry’s had a palm oil issue.  But not all their flavors. So I looked for those flavors that didn’t contain palm oil, or palm oil codewords, knowing the company was working toward the goal … Continue reading

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Kar’s Nuts – Contains Palm Oil But Is It Sustainable?


 I needed some candy at work the other day, but reached for a Kar’s Nuts “Sweet n Salty Mix” bag instead of candy. While chomping away somewhat guilt-free, I read the ingredients. Uh oh. Palm oil.  Now I feel really … Continue reading

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Environmentalists Aren’t Perfect – But At Least We Try.


(Photo credit: @altUSEPA on Twitter. “The Unofficial “Resistance” team of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Not taxpayer subsidized! Environmental conditions may vary from alternative facts.”)   Thought for the day: “Hypocrisy is the gap between your aspirations and your actions. Greens … Continue reading

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EO’s Face Exfoliate – An Environmental Double Whammy?


My girlfriend bought this product recently. Seeing it in the shower, I used it, being the completely confident, comfortable metrosexual that I am. As I scrubbed away on my face, I got that sinking microbead feeling. What the hell!? They’ve … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Cookies – Still Bad – Still Avoid


It’s that time of year again — friends, family and co-workers pushing Girl Scout cookies, those little, barely-average morsels of palm oil and fat that I don’t think anybody ever liked. Nowadays, I just avoid certain supermarket entrances to keep … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Company KORINDO Breaks Its Own No Deforestation Pledge


Today started bad and went worse from there.  I was awoken at 5:30 by my dog’s desperate desire to get outside (in the rain) to relieve itself, but it had already blessed our bedroom carpet. Then the weak-ass U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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