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(TreeHugger)   I hope you enjoyed National Doughnut Day. It took 25 acres of rainforest and the blood of 3 endangered Sumatran tigers to bring it to America   ( divider line
    More: Sad, National Doughnut Day, Sumatran tigers, deforestation, Sumatran  
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4183 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Jun 2014 at 12:18 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-06-07 01:07:05 PM  
4 votes:
You know lard fortified with a canola or corn oil not fries well and tastes better, but also save those rainforest and tigers, as we can produce both relatively cheap in North America. Now remind me why they aren't using lard anymore, oh yeah, because all these whinny vegetarians/vegans won't eat animal products.  So there you go, vegetarians and vegans are destroying the rainforest, thanks a lot assholes.
2014-06-07 12:39:39 PM  
2 votes:
Dear Treehugger,

I care about the environment.  I believe that large corporations that pollute should be held accountable, and maybe Dunkin Donuts is one of them.

However, I truly believe that one of the reasons why more people aren't environmentalists is because groups like you just try to make them feel bad.  No one wants to feel bad.  Articles like this won't convert anyone.  They will just make people roll their eyes.  No one likes a spoil sport.

Please check yourself, let people enjoy their damn donuts, and suggest positive things people can do to help the environment.

2014-06-07 12:25:56 PM  
2 votes:
Expecting corporations to 'do better' is like expecting fire to listen to a stern warning and go around your house. Utterly stupid.

Corporations are designed to pursue profit while reducing both tax and personal liability. That's what they're for; it's what they do. Corporations are meant to be constrained by regulation. Not by wishful thinking. Hoping that market forces will steer them to the land of sunshine and pixie farts is like hoping Santa will repair the damage they do. It doesn't work. It's never worked. It's propaganda.

If you don't want corporations to kill all the orangutans and tigers and locals, if you don't want them to crap all over the planet, then you have to make them behave. That means getting politicians to pass laws and getting those laws genuinely enforced.

That's all there is. Public awareness, by itself, does nothing. Lobbying the corporations makes them issue propaganda. It has nothing to do with whether corporations are 'evil'. It's how corporations are and how they're supposed to be. Regulation is where it all falls apart.
2014-06-07 01:04:21 PM  
1 vote:
Treehugger would be a lot more convincing and a lot less in the "shrill, useless whining better ignored" category if they wouldn't pick their targets so goddamned  arbitrarily.

Palm oil is a legitimate thing to be upset about, it is actually a big deal environmentally, but singling out goddamned Dunkin' Donuts over the issue is sort of like blaming Tim Tebow for the general medical problem of concussions in professional football.  Pretty much  every food product in existence that uses oil in any way uses some cut of palm oil, and that includes the "generic vegetable oil" you get at the grocery store (hell, it includes most mixes of  olive oil).

Responsible environmentalism and hijacking environmental issues to try to slander things that offend your personal sensibilities as a would-be hipster are different things, how about you try the first one instead of the second one for once?
2014-06-07 12:54:22 PM  
1 vote:

SithLord: Treehugger seems to be getting a lot of links on Fark lately.

I guess Drew bought in.

But what of Opposing Views??!! What'll happen to them?
2014-06-07 12:34:49 PM  
1 vote:
That makes me want to go buy donuts and waste them.
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