Weekly Project - Creating Ripples on the Web: Save the World: Boycott Nutella

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Weekly Project - Creating Ripples on the Web: Save the World: Boycott Nutella

Postby Michelle » 19 Jun 2015, 18:00

Hi everyone,

I found this interesting article that can be cool for discussion. It is the problem with Nutella and how France is looking at boycotting the product because the palm oil in Nutella is causing massive De-forestation in the world. Also, what many people don't realize (and this was brought to my attention through a friend) that children work in hazelnut farms for Nutella and no one really knows about that...

SOOOO many people love Nutella. In relation the article, one man on Facebook wrote ''screw the planet, give me Nutella.'' The stuff is addicting, if you've ever had it, and not necessarily the most healthy and supportive for the body. I can see why people would say such things, to get their craving/addiction fixed with Nutella than ''save the planet'' so to speak because of how tasty it is.

Perhaps solutions can be found: Like finding other healthier ingredients/substitutes that does not cause dire consequences to our planet as well as cutting out child labor and hiring adults who NEED jobs.

Article: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/french-mini ... orestation
Another good article: http://www.thelocal.fr/20150616/french- ... ave-planet

Hashtags: #savetheworld #thetruthofnutella #nutellanews
If you have more hashtags for this topic, please share -- thanks!



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Re: Weekly Project - Creating Ripples on the Web: Save the World: Boycott Nutella

Postby Anna » 19 Jun 2015, 21:45

#IfIamWhatIEat #Nutzilla #NoHella - is the hashtags I suggest

and then with #IfAmWhatIEat we can add a "Then what does THIS make me?" And for example write posts on the consequence of specific foods like nutella or memes or images using the tag



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Re: Weekly Project - Creating Ripples on the Web: Save the World: Boycott Nutella

Postby YoganBarrientos » 22 Jun 2015, 17:08

Blog Link
Nutella is evil? Or are we judging? 291
http://yoganjourneytolife.blogspot.com/ ... g-291.html



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Re: Weekly Project - Creating Ripples on the Web: Save the World: Boycott Nutella

Postby YoganBarrientos » 23 Jun 2015, 02:07

I made another blog entry, this time about Palm Oil, which is at the center of this controversy.

Palm Oil in Nutella destroys rainforest? 292
http://yoganjourneytolife.blogspot.com/ ... orest.html



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Re: Weekly Project - Creating Ripples on the Web: Save the World: Boycott Nutella

Postby Eleonora » 25 Jun 2015, 08:24

Actually Palm Oil is present in many products on sale in any supermarket, so for me it would be very interesting to know who is targeting Nutella and why, not that Nutella is good for you but it's like picking on one product among the many that go unpicked for using palm oil - why is that?

http://www.worldwildlife.org/pages/whic ... n-palm-oil
http://blog.ucsusa.org/how-many-product ... e-in-a-day

So my suggestion would be to make it a wider issue and not focus on Nutella, we don't know if this is driven by Nutella competitors, as the world goes we can safely say we are all participating in every possible abuse and maybe that's where our Equality will start from, from our common awareness as equal abusers to stepping up to changing things for a world that works for all and works on reducing abuses considering the consequences of what our actions have on a large scale.

We have a large unemployment in Italy, if people catch the boycott Nutella and Ferrero's sales go down to a level where people are made redundant in a country with no social bumpers, have we done a service or a disservice to the situation we are facing? Who will take care of the families of the people of Ferrero? Why not move to ask the Ferrero company to align to a more responsible business ethic and set an example for others to follow. That way the company won't feel threatened and they may even like the idea to become trendsetters of a new way of doing business that takes into account the environment and what the clients demand as a powerful united buyers group.

Furthermore, if we have to take up issues with how businesses operate within a model of abuse and or slavery, we can't discount the cocoa business, many documentaries have been made on the reality of children exploited on cocoa plantations, what's our take on that?

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/dark-side-chocolate/

http://www1.american.edu/ted/chocolate-slave.htm

My take on this topic. Thanks



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Re: Weekly Project - Creating Ripples on the Web: Save the World: Boycott Nutella

Postby Marlen » 28 Jun 2015, 09:00

Fully agree Eleonora and definitely it is to use this topic to open up the perspective behind the 'focus' on just a product and rather question the relationships we dismiss within every single product that we buy and consume, believing that if we only stop buying it, everything would be solved, but it is questionable and we have to learn to see the bigger picture to establish solutions, here's my perspective

239. Is Boycotting the Way to Save the World ?




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