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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:Yes it's delicious, yes it's great on a pancake or on toast but deforestation leaves a bad taste in my mouth

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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willworkforfoodjnr
SILVER Member since Aug 2007

willworkforfoodjnr

Hunting robot foxes
Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, ...

Total posts: 1046
Posted:*Tries desperately not to say anything about the ethically superior wonders of marmite for fear someone will find something just as bad about them*

Ah screw it, I bet marmite aren't that evil!

*Ducks*


Working hard to be a wandering hippie layabout. Ten years down, five to go!

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction, Aus...

Total posts: 13215
Posted:*puts protective shields around Jo so Doc doesn't attack her*

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Fire_Moose
SILVER Member since May 2007

Fire_Moose

Elusive and Bearded
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Total posts: 3597
Posted:Are you kidding? That is WHY it tastes so good!

O.B.E.S.E.

Owned by Mynci!

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bodhisattva
SILVER Member since Jun 2008

my body is a tattooed temple
Location: halifax, United Kingdom

Total posts: 366
Posted:if it tastes good it must be bad .......damn thats just spoilt my arguement for peanut butter . umm

when the body is happy the mind smiles

to live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred without hearing such teaching

and everything is measured by the hole it leaves behind

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:Honestly,

As soon as I see it from a source other than Greenpeace (the most ill-informed well-intentioned group I've ever met), I'll throw down my scepter.


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:Marmite is part of Unilever

here is a what is wrong with unilever's ethical standards:
http://www.mcspotlight.org/beyond/companies/unilever.html#WWW

sadly, vegemite is owned by kraft which is owned by Big Tobacco frown


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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I wonder how many products we all have in our possession right now that come from companies that make Unilever look like Ben & Jerry's pre-sell-out.

Seriously, I defy you to find one single large corporation that does not have some watchdog group yapping at its heels about this, that, or the other thing. There are very few completely "green" companies, and even those companies have to make use of some non-green companies.

It's good to raise awareness, but to boycott every single thing that some group raises a flag about is not going to bring about a change. There are too many things to boycott and not enough people to do the boycotting.

I may switch to a local brand of hazelnut spread (they exist here), but...

YOU WILL STILL ALL BOW BEFORE YOUR LORD NUTELLA!


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:ubblol

Doc, I agree with you, but I'd rather find more ethical alternatives smile


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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bodhisattva
SILVER Member since Jun 2008

my body is a tattooed temple
Location: halifax, United Kingdom

Total posts: 366
Posted:i agree with doc except that i will never bow to nutella

when the body is happy the mind smiles

to live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred without hearing such teaching

and everything is measured by the hole it leaves behind

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georgemc
BRONZE Member since Oct 2006

georgemc

Sitting down facing forward . . .
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Total posts: 2387
Posted: Written by :


...except that i will never bow to nutella


NEVER!!!!!!!!!!

mmmmaaaaaarrrrrmmmmiiiiiitttttttteeeeee meditate


Written by: Doc Lightning talking about Marmite in Kichi's Intro thread

I have several large jars of the stuff. I actually like it... a little. And don't tell anyone I admitted to it.
grin

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bodhisattva
SILVER Member since Jun 2008

my body is a tattooed temple
Location: halifax, United Kingdom

Total posts: 366
Posted:or marmite , or vegemite its peanut butter all the way for me biggrin

when the body is happy the mind smiles

to live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred without hearing such teaching

and everything is measured by the hole it leaves behind

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aston
SILVER Member since Dec 2007

aston

Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
Location: South Africa

Total posts: 4061
Posted:Marmite! //goes to eat some now

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

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Euterpe


newbie


Total posts: 11
Posted:This is me not bowing to any kind of spread or condiment. If anything, they should bow to me, because I have the power to make their deaths last months, slowly transporting them bit by bit on the toast-vessel of doom, to their acidic demise where they will first drown, then burn up, before being passed through the most horrific tunnels known to mankind...

Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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Euterpe


newbie


Total posts: 11
Posted:or rather, *foodkind*, never having actually eaten any men.

Also, I can kill you with my brain.

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FireTom


Stargazer


Total posts: 6650
Posted:OMG! JO!

Kindly scroll to the end of the Greepeace article, follow the link - or follow it directly: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/success-ferrero-supports-the-palm-oil-moratorium-20080710

Another reason NOT to boycott Nutella...


the best smiles are the ones you lead to wink

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jo_rhymes
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops, United Kingdo...

Total posts: 4525
Posted:woohooo! biggrin

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:See? Nutella is flawless. I told you! wink

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:not everything has to be purchased from a big corporation.

go to a local farmers market for fresh stuff with less or no preservatives - including nice spreads.

personally, i practice carbon-neutral twirling: i just hold teh stick and make swishing noises with my mouth*






















* total lie


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