Beware of the so called alternatives

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Beware of the so called alternatives

Post: # 152507Post Davy stephenson
Sun May 03, 2009 1:25 pm

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Re: Beware of the so called alternatives

Post: # 152534Post dave45
Sun May 03, 2009 9:09 pm

wishful thinking I fear - the only effective way to reduce food miles is if they cost more.
Unfortunately, oil prices have crashed in the current recession, so this is unlikely to happen in the short term. No government has the balls to increase fuel prices. And the fairtrade people will cry foul if we do go local and effectively pull the plug on their overseas projects.

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Post: # 154475Post Spuddle
Thu May 21, 2009 11:59 am

I buy Ecover products and wonder how you heard about them testing on insects. I have looked on their website and they state that they do not test on animals. Do you have inside info? If it is true, then I would think again about buying their products.

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Post: # 154837Post Helsbells
Sat May 23, 2009 10:42 pm

I believe that Ecover test their producs in water that contains micro organisms. This is to check that when their producs are flushed down the toilet or put down the sink, they dont damage the ecosystem.

I have no problem with this sort of experimentation myself. Better that poisoning our waterwats with other less careful products.

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Post: # 155085Post Spuddle
Tue May 26, 2009 10:58 am

I agree. We kill micro-organisms all the time in the interests of good health (anti b's; disinfectants, washing machine; cooking etc) and no-one seems to worry about that. Let's keep things in perspective.
Ecover seems to me to be a pretty good product.

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