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The importance of buying good oils
05-05-2014, 09:26 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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It shouldn't have escaped anyone all new research coming out debunking old studies as flawed regarding the health hazards of saturated fats. Well, I think we all can agree on that healthy fats are a vital part of our diets, then we can elaborate on the details.

But there's also this other side to this business that doesn't get nearly enough attention even though it's grazed the outskirts of media for decades. Same old same old...

A Tangle of Conflicts: The Dirty Business of Palm Oil

Quote:On numerous occasions, mercenaries drove out village residents who attempted to return to the "land of our forefathers," as they say. The most recent incident happened only months ago. It's an unequal battle because it essentially pits tribal people against the henchmen of multinational behemoths like Wilmar.

Asia's leading agricultural concern supplies food companies like Anglo-Dutch consumer goods producer Unilever or Swiss multinational Nestlé. And for years Wilmar owned Asiatic Persada.

The conflict escalated on March 5, when day laborer Titus was dragged by soldiers from his home to a palm oil mill. Members of his family and tribes demanded his release, whereupon soldiers beat six of them to the point they had to be taken to the hospital. One, Pujiono, the 35-year-old father of three children, didn't survive the torture.

"The World Bank also bears some responsibility for the death toll," says Feri Irawan, an environmental activist based in the nearby city of Jambi who has been observing the conflict for years. Irawan says the World Bank long showered Wilmar with loans, in complete disregard for the company's tangle of land conflicts.

Read it all at http://www.spiegel.de/international/worl...67198.html

Now here is something we can actually do about this. We can all hate on these bastard companies and be all indignant, but we're enabling them to do this by BUYING THEIR CRAP! Anything containing *vegetable oil is probably palm oil which means it's in everything that's not home cooked.

Money talks, buy something that makes a difference both for your health and all of humanity.


Thank you, that is all.
05-05-2014, 09:47 PM #2
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Then it's probably pervasive in everything and avoiding it seems almost impossible. dunno.gif
05-05-2014, 10:01 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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It's not impossible. We use mainly rapeseed oil for frying and then olive oil and butter for lower heat or as is. I use mustard oil on my skin. It's usually when buying ready made you get the *vegetable oil. Thankfully a law will come in effect from 2015 that will require the label to specify the vegetable part. thumbsup.gif
05-05-2014, 10:12 PM #4
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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It's in so many products. blink.gif

http://a-z-animals.com/palm-oil/products/ sad2.gif
05-05-2014, 10:26 PM #5
Accidental Stoner Member
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Managing pre-e-etty well in avoiding it over here.

Sesame seed oil bloody good anti-wrinkle! chuckle.gif
05-05-2014, 10:32 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Mustard oil from India is the bomb. After using that, nothing else. A biggie is never put anything on your skin you wouldn't eat.


05-05-2014, 10:34 PM #7
Accidental Stoner Member
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05-06-2014, 12:25 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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(05-05-2014, 10:12 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  It's in so many products. blink.gif

http://a-z-animals.com/palm-oil/products/ sad2.gif

Yes there's an incredible amount. It's not easy to completely eliminate it from your life, but something to keep in mind while grocery shopping.
05-06-2014, 01:42 AM #9
bohica Member
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I don't know about over there, but here Rapeseed oil is called Canola Oil, 99% of which has been remastered by Monsanto. I use it as an insecticide.

I'm in my seventh decade on Earth. I know things.
05-06-2014, 11:36 AM #10
Octo Mother Superior
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Canola's become a generic term for rapeseed oils in North America, but is mainly GMO and I wouldn't touch it. I think the most important thing is to keep crap fats to a minimum. You can get all types of rapeseed oils here, organic cold pressed etc. I got a cold pressed sunflower seed oil that's really nice and golden.
05-06-2014, 11:53 AM #11
ocker1 Member
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I got the best OILS all for sale or on commission
and yous can have a Butchers at them here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Gree...8597921541

or on me website
05-06-2014, 01:54 PM #12
Octo Mother Superior
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chuckle.gif Shameless lmao.gif Those are some damn fine oils my friend.
05-07-2014, 01:51 AM #13
ocker1 Member
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chuckle.gif I know but I gotta give meself a bit of oomph chuckle.gif
ya never know yer luck , in a big website rofl.gif might get a commission or three
05-07-2014, 04:09 AM #14
Shadow Incognito Anonymous
My fav skin cream is the balm I make myself (never say "balm" in the post office).
05-07-2014, 11:38 AM #15
Octo Mother Superior
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(05-07-2014, 04:09 AM)Shadow Wrote:  (never say "balm" in the post office).

lmao.gif Good advice rofl.gif



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