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Friday, 1 May 2009

How Britons fuel destruction of the rainforest

"British consumers are fuelling the rising demand for palm oil, speeding up the destruction of rainforests and killing off orangutans."

A thought provoking article by Martin Hickman, Consumer Affairs Correspondent of The Independent begins "A cooking oil that is driving the destruction of the rainforests, displacing native people and threatening the survival of the orangutan is present in dozens of Britain's leading grocery brands, an investigation by The Independent has found".

The article concludes with a list of manufacturers and their products that are fueling the genocide of the environment and animals. I like millions of consumers would not realize the damage we cause when purchasing our comfort foods.

I remember the old advertising campaign for Mars bars, 'a Mars a day helps you work rest and play' (not used now) but now I look at it with the view that a Mars a day destroys the world in its way.

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