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It seems the movie “The Matrix” wasn’t so far from reality after all. I feel like Trueman, finding out that every detail of my life has been a big lie. And even though today I live an alternative lifestyle and I contribute less and less to the destruction and slavery in this world, it still gets to me.  

Sacred images of childhood like Nutella take a whole new reality. Before, it ryhmed with snacks watching favorite cartoons, great outdoor picnics, early breakfast with my sister when my parents were still asleep, just great moments. Then you learn that when you buy Nutella, you buy its ingredients, you buy  and contribute to the way these ingredients are made. There is palm oil in Nutella, therefore you pay people to destroy huge forest to plant the palm trees, therefore destroying huge ecosystems, contribuing to the extinction of orang-utans for instance.  

You buy a car that consummes less petrol and vegetable fuel, thinking you are taking a responsable step to respect more the environment, and bam! same thing... Vegetable fuel is made from palm oil, thus forests devestated to be replaced by palm oil plantation.  

When does the nightmare stop? When do we get the truth? And when will people start to care? Because for me that is the solution. If everybody stops buying products that encourage the destruction of our planet, we might save it... But unfortunatly I know plenty of people who will tell you it’s terrible that Nutella, Kinder, NestlĂ© and others are destroying our planet, but in the end they still buy these products every week because it’s easy and it taste good.  

Nutella is just one example in a million. Sometimes I feel totally discouraged. Don’t these people that run these companies have children and little children? Don’t they care about their future? Why don’t we care more about our children and the future generations? Isn’t the survival of our race a good enough reason to make some little sacrifices in our lives, like not eating Nutella?




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