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#31 of 255 Old 12-19-2003, 06:21 PM
 
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Any company that supports Planned Parenthood or other pro-abortion groups
Please don't call Planned Parenthood a "pro-abortion" group.

<<<GM Foods>>>

How do you know what food are genetically modified. I read that something like 70% of food *are* at this point and they don't need to say anything about it on the packaging, so how do you do that?

 

 

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I assume everything is genetically modified unless it is labeled Organic. Organic foods are the only foods required to be GMO-free. Everything else is legally allowed to be genetically modified without being labeled as such.

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Another reason to boycott Home Depot....they sell old growth redwood.

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i've heard proctor and gamble is bad but why?
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i've heard proctor and gamble is bad but why?
Shoot... I know that one... what is it... darn it. Usually I remember who is bad but I don't always remember why.

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Oh, I just remembered another reason Exxon/Mobile is bad, though. They are the only top 10 company that refuses to prohibit discrimination against gays.

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Organic foods are the only foods required to be GMO-free. Everything else is legally allowed to be genetically modified without being labeled as such.
Really? I thought I had read that organics did NOT have to be GMO-free, which was causing some controversy.

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The originally proposed standards were inexcusably weak, and generated such outcry that the final standards were much more strict. According to the national standards, food may not be certified organic if it contains Genetically Modified Organisms.

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http://www.sciencenews.org/20021102/food.asp

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Procter&Gamble
Nestle
circuses/zoos
Exxon

That's all I can think of right now

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I try to buy mostly from small markets and from the co op.
I refuse to buy so many product/places the list would take pages!
But, it is getting tricky because my 2 oldest kids are wanting stuff from places mama doesn't like to shop.
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Made in China goods....though this is a hard one to accomplish...I love Melissa and Doug's toys, but they are made there...had a hard time finding anything that wsn't except for through Rosie Hippo,Hearthsong, etc...but I do my best.....Loreal, Nestle, Wallyworld, anyplace that has a union picket line(I come from a long line of union men/women..ex included),GM foods, always try to buy organic and from the small farms,I only buy fair trade coffee, but have a Starbucks jones and though they have a line of Fair Trade coffee, not all of it is ...I slip up there,but I am addicted,kwim??..I try to avoid fast food at all costs but occasionally succumb to the pressure of three kids screaming in my ear..and no more Booby King ever...though I have been thinkin it would be kinda fun to take ds the nursing toddler there and tell him its ok to have a "snack".........but that would be wrong,eh?
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Fair Trade coffee???.............
Could someone elaborate please!??

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http://www.globalexchange.org/campai...rtrade/coffee/

Not something I have to worry about because I don't drink coffee.

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Devrock, thank you for posting that link, been meaning to get back here with one or at least an explanation...also, It tastes better, it really does
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this is a really good thread. i didn't know what was up with nestle, snapple and a lot more.

i boycot a lot of things said, including Nike, Taco Bell, Citibank (EVIL!), and KFC.

and another reason, as if there aren't enough, to boycott wal-mart is that they recently took away chiropractic benefits for their workers. (my FIL's a chiro.)

but i really appreciate this thread, especially the walmart/spychip info.

once again you ladies are inspiring me to be the person i want to be!~

oh, i also boycott gold and diamonds.
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Wal-Mart
Citibank
Clear Channel
All fast food chains
Nestle
Nike
Disney
Unfairly traded coffee
World Market and Pier 1
GM

Hmmm...I know there is more...
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oh hell yeah, we boycott disney, too! and we *try* to boycott places that drug test (blockbuster, k-mart and again, wal-mart)
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Millstone will eventually begin retailing Fair Trade coffee in supermarkets nationwide. P&G has committed to a major marketing effort to increase the volume of Millstone's Fair Trade sales to at least two to three million pounds within two years.

Unfortunately, P&G's Folgers brand will not be offering Fair Trade coffee. This is a disappointment for Global Exchange and our allies, since we had hoped to bring Fair Trade to the millions of coffee drinkers who don't consume specialty coffees.

Soooooooo, what? There are NO "fair trade" coffee s sold on the market as of now???
I HAVE to have my coffee!!?
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You can buy it online.

http://www.midwestcoffeeshop.com/prod.asp?cat_code=ORG

http://www.highergroundroasters.com/...adecoffee.html

http://www.cafecanopy.com/

http://www.sacred-grounds.com/

http://www.fairtradefederation.com/memcof.html

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oh hell yeah, we boycott disney, too! and we *try* to boycott places that drug test (blockbuster, k-mart and again, wal-mart)
Sprint and Cox Media (Communications, News, Radio, Telephone) also drug test.

I assume you are meaning drug testing employees, right?

I also have been considering Spangles (fast food) due to a food policy of theirs I have heard. I am still doing research to find out if it is true of all Spangles. Friend used to work there and said it is policy to burn to charcoal any unsellable meat (ie fell on floor). This way the homeless can't dig through garbage to eat it. Manager said it was policy of all Spangles, but have yet to confirm.

Sad and disturbing policy. Has anyone else heard of this?
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Ms. Doula you can also buy it at most healthfood stores, Cafe Alturra is good, and I have a few other kinds I buy...Starbucks does make some Fair Trade, and every once in a while my mainstream market has some, but it is usually cheap and sells out fast.
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equal exchange was one of the first fair trade coffees that i am aware of.
we have been serving this in our soon to be closed bistro for about 5 years.
sometimes you can find it in main stream grocers, but we get ours either directly (do a google search) or at the co-op.

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i try to avoid all products that are made in such a way as to (metaphorically) dump battery acid into the drinking supply. that means virtually anything from china, indonesia, malaysia. it used to mean anything from eastern europe as well, but since the fall of the wall things have generally been on an improving trend. no small thanks to the carrot of EU membership.

if i were to be totally honest i would admit it is all but impossible to live the way i want to. for instance, these very posts we're making on MDC travel across an internet powered by electronics manufactured in malaysia and china.

in the land of the free it is becoming *extremely* difficult to live as an ethical consumer. very few people seem to see the irony in that, and even fewer seem to care.

MDC mommas are a lonely beacon right now...
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Interesting, hadn't thought about it, but I remember that when my cats moved in here (his cats had just died, one after the other ) he made me stop using the clumping cat litter. I just figured he didn't like changing his routine (since he deals with the litter box), but he said it's because clumping litter goes out into the water and messes up all sorts of things in the ecosystem.



He had explained it to me better long ago, will dig around if I've got time later for links about it (if they exist) ...
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World Market? : I've never shopped there. ARe they not fair trade, like 10K Villages? Is that nationwide, or a store local to me?

I thought about China, .but yeah doggone near impossible. I considered burma rubies and tanzanite, b/c of child labor and horrible conditions, and there was something about diamonds, I can't remember.... I think it might be hard to find though about *which diamonds are shady. I'm *still going to wear them! Although, I'm considering Mossanite and cheaper too!


Oh,and can I ask about Tommy Hilfiger? I heard he was a racist and I haven't bought dh any of his clothes and we've been boycotting him b/c of it. Other black folks him though!

Oh! I boycott Exxon b/c of the spill too! I've been shopping at the local natural foods and using natural products, which reduces my shopping at Wal-Mart. I am avoiding it now and shopping K when I need something, b/c of the flumist that I read about at MDC!

I keep *thinking of things! i *try to be sure companies don't support porn and and boycott those that aren't supportive of traditional family
values.

Can I ask another one, I heard Snapple was racist too....I've been kinda boycotting them; but, they aren't worth it anyway, isn't it just high fructose syrup? :

I'm *really not the woman who cried racism! Those were just some instances that I've heard about, and I *hate it obviously, since I'm black! I'm not really all sensitive about the race thing though. Very good thread, btw!
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Do you mean Cost Plus World Market? I have always read that they support fair trade and local craftsmen. I could be wrong, please clarify. Anyone. I really like that store
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i *try to be sure companies don't support porn and and boycott those that aren't supportive of traditional family
Huh? : What type of stores/policies do you boycott?

 

 

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Vicki....I don't know....as far as *I know the store is called World Market, and someone mentioned it earlier in the thread!

Well, Kay, right now I guess the only one I'm boycotting; but, *I don't think their clothes on last glance were dh's style anyway, is Abercrombie. I don't know that they are in the bed with porn companies; but, from what I hear of their catalog, they are on a slippery slope! I stopped considering a telephone company, an smaller one, who's name escapes me, and I was watching Yahoo, b/c I was alerted to them; but, last info they are cleaning up their act. The porn thing. I *think I heard Marriot, Hilton, one of them linked with porn? I am not sure, its been some time since I heard the report....I guess I should check before I book my hotel for the bay area!
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