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but I believe that there is very intense horticulture which has resulted in increased desertification due to it using much water resource.
I am not happy about stuff that could be grown here coming from peru, thailand, kenya etc (cos of air miles)
I remember reading this article about them wanting $6m from the Ethiopian government http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2587697.stm when the country was always so ravaged by famine and general poverty. I stopped buying their goods soon after and was later told about the whole baby milk situation which pretty much made me turn my back on them entirely.
I'm not all preachy about it though. I don't tut at people or tell them not to buy and will only ever mention it if someone purposefully asks me why I don't buy their products.
I fucking loved Kit Kat Chunkies though. I miss them.
This must be how German kids feel when they start looking into their family history.
They feel like a recent invention but were about from 1999 or so.
and I determined to boycott American lager (which I then drank a lot of) as a protest against it (Yes I know! I was young!).
That was when I properly tried proper beer for the first time and I now love it and haven't ever gone back to lager (American or otherwise).*
*unless I'm having a curry, in which case Cobra or Tiger.
what's the brand called that's got the mountains on the front of it?
Awful stuff - like drinking washing up liquid, I imagine.
I remember after the taste of spitfire or esb had started to hit home with me thinking 'beer isn't just a means to an end of drunkeness, you can and should actually enjoy it'.
but I don't make a big deal about it.
but nah can't be that I've thought about it, I disagree with you, so I MUST be wrong.
Read it back, it sounds that way which is why it's funny. If you'd said, "...because I think it makes the poor poorer" it wouldn't have sounded that way, but as you put it it just sounded like a kind right-wing version of Rik from the Young Ones socking it to the hand-wringing liberals...
and I was trying to be funny in the *I don't make a big deal about it* part. But you can't really call me childish for making a factual statement with no phrases like *it is evil* or *ya boo left wing people look at how I attack your sacred cows*. I think you assumed it was childish trolling when it would have taken exactly the same amount of effort to ask me why, before calling me names.
It's enough to make a guy feel a bit low about DiS
See below to my feelings on why you put it that way.
Raanraals was asking why it was funny so I was just being a bit 'edgy' with that response because, well, he was just pretending not to know.
post elicited a ":D".
My povvo cleaner is shit at it.
I think there are perfectly valid objections to fair trade products.
Which is come into a thread about ethical purchasing decisions and then take an example of something that was set up precisely to be 'ethical' and take a stance against it without any form of defence.
One might even venture to think he did it precisely to get some kind of 'OH NO! WHAT ARE YOU THINKING OF?!' response so he could make a snappy comeback...
I think "fair trade stuff" is a perfectly acceptable, non-trolling response to the OP.
Yeah, you do.
but it was still a serious answer to the OP.
And that even though it was a serious answer the irony was why it was funny, as is often the case with such things.
But tomorrow I will try to take over the world!
i've been giggling like a buffoon at meths' cadbury protest fb page for the last hour.
i sent him a christmas card for eight years running, and he hasn't sent me a thing! didn't even congratulate me when the little'un was born, the bastard :(
MASSIVE SAFETY WINK
but then you could come back with something about not knowing who the real father is... and yeah best not joke too much about my own daughter on an internet forum, yeah? (safety wink acknowledged :) )
Life's too short in my head now though, and I'd rather just selfishly enjoy my life. I mean, I don't drive so there's no carbon emissions from that, but balance it with 100,000+ miles of flying. Whatever.
I find this pretty easy, except when it comes to Pringles :((
Gotta love those deep fried pizzas.
Because I can't afford them and it would probably be ethically wrong to steal the money to buy one.
is not a real country
And is using the power of capitalist consumer choice for good?
things like john crane wooden trains and stuff like that. it's a bit of a jumble sale but there's some okay stuff in it.
have you seen how many kids' toys and games and books there always are in charity shops?
tiger medicine stuff
i am shit hot at boycotting all of these
The Wang King.
I try not to as well now, but sadly very few british farmers grow bananas and babycorn.
Massive waste of resources when you can nick what you like gratis.
Also, this is why I've started buying organic milk: http://www.soilassociation.org/Farmersgrowers/Enterpriseinformation/Dairycattle/Dairycalves/tabid/613/Default.aspx
I think all of those things are ethical.
I made a mess of the post. It was meant to be a list of the things I buy, rather than the things I don't.
I do know someone who specifically buys battery eggs because he hates chickens.
I *do* sometimes buy things with shitty food/airmiles, but only with much remorse and because I desperately want them for a particular, reason, not just because I've taken a fancy for chilean cherries in january. Abel and cole ahve a good 'eat the season' book which i try to stick to, and which oddly rhymes with the kind of things I want at any time of year (e.g. squash curries are great in winter, but odd in summer). Besides, selfpart of the joy of summer is being able to eat british grown fruit. This ramble has been brought to you courtesy of italian wine.
not only do they place themselves to rape customers away from good honest local bakeries, but also the food is shite.
this has nothing to do with me not being able to afford to go to any after april
im way too old to be trying new things
free range air miles
harru admits to being an elephant poacher
atp have sold out