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Hi All,

In Germany environmentally friendly products are called "Bio-Produkte", in France they are "des produits bio"...So imagine my surprise a few years back, when I moved to England, and discovered in supermarkets "bio washing powder". Of course I used that straight away; although not a Greenpeace "sitting-on-the-roof-of-a-nuclear-tower-with-chains-around-my-neck" activist, I hide my guilt by buying green products that I am sure ( OOOHHH YEAAHH ) will save the world.

I should have been more careful: I became suspicious the day I saw Non-Bio washing powder. So in England they were openly "promoting a product that was not good for the environment"??? Then there was the price: non-bio was more expensive than bio. Waooow now there's a shock: Green "stuff" always costs double usually...and then I started to read the label. It doesn't tell you what it is, but usually what it is not, remember? And I realised that non-bio washing powder has been dermatologically tested and should avoid skin allergies...that's all.

So not only what I had been buying was not good for the environment, but it would surely give me an itchy skin. Marvellous, simply maaaaarvellous!

Have a nice day

Alex

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