Thursday, 11 August 2011

You've probably realised ....

... that I haven't posted here in a while.

I get lots of e-mails about this blog. People ask me "is it Ok to eat *****". The answer is that unless I eat it, I don't know. Ask yourselves these questions:

  • Does it has vegetable oil in the ingredients list? If yes, odds are it contains palm oil.

  • Does it have any of the ingredients listed in my list to the left? Then it probably does contain palm oil but some on the list are derived from other sources as well.

  • The best thing you can do is to write to the company yourself. I've stopped publicising my actions here because I realised I am actually stopping others from writing their own letters. The only thing that will stop manufacturers putting palm oil in their products is if enough of their purchasers say "ENOUGH". One letter from me on behalf of everyone else isn't going to do it.

    I have realised, I am writing the letters for all the other lazy f**k**s out there who can't be bothered to write their own letters. PLEASE tell manufacturers you don't want to buy products with palm oil in them. I'm not going to vet everything you want to buy - ask the questions yourselves.

    Too many people expect others to do the work for them, it's what's wrong with society and why we've got all these riots, please people, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS. IF YOU BUY PRODUCTS WITH PALM OIL IN THEM, RAIN FOREST WILL DISAPPEAR, ORANGUTANS WILL DIE, OTHER WILDLIFE AND INDIGINOUS PEOPLES WILL SUFFER.

    We really, as a race, deserve all we get.

    I am posting this for my regular readers to realise why, in a couple of weeks, I will be removing this blog. I don't think I'm helping, I'm actually giving people an excuse not to do anything themselves.