Don't Buy Palm Oil and you will Save Orangutans

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I haven't been on to blog in awhile and I usually try to keep it real estate related,.... but,... this is very important. I just saw this on the news. Orangutans are being killed to stop them from eating the fruit that you get palm oil from. So the next time you go to the grocery store, please check your potato chips and other grocery items to make sure they do not contain palm oil in order to stop the needless killing of these special animals that have 99% similar DNA to ours. If you have watched any nature shows you would see how similar they are to us. This is a tragedy that must be stopped.

Places like Sumatra, Indonesia and Borneo Island which is shared by Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia have seen a drop in Orangutan population of at least 10%.  Read the full report at ....   http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=5313089

Let it be said that animals have rights too. As a vegetarian, I would encourage you go without eating meat and see how much better you will feel...especially when you don't eat red meat. Red meat takes a lot of energy to digest. You will notice how sleepy you get after eating red meat. This is because blood is diverted away from your extremities and goes to aid the digestion process. I also believe red meat is the cause of much heart disease in the United States. The eating of meat is a completely unnecessary act. We are no longer a hunting society. We grow many different kinds of foods to sustain us and there are plenty of protein substitutes. Give it a try and see how you feel and remember....don't buy palm oil.

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Josh Cunningham
Surterre Properties - San Clemente, CA

I think this is a  little extreme. I understand your point but to think that by not buying palm oil we are going to change the world is a little ridiculous. Even if these animals are being killed, my not buying a bag of chips is  not going to matter at all let alone the thousands of companies that use it worldwide.

Jul 27, 2008 04:34 PM #1
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Barry Smith
Excellent Service Realty - Saint Petersburg, FL

Everything starts locally by the products you buy and you have to start somewhere. You don't seem to believe in the power of one voice.

Jul 27, 2008 05:10 PM #3
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Barbara Carter
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Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

Barry- Welcome back. Thank you for the information. I think we learn so much through our blogs. It is information that goes way beyond real estate. I think that is one of the best parts of ActiveRain.

Jul 27, 2008 11:11 PM #4
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