PALM OIL – KEY INGREDIENT IN SNACK FOOD PUTS RAINFOREST AT RISK

Jun 23, 2015 by

BY CASEY COATES DANSON

Palm Oil is the leading driver of tropical deforestation affecting indigenous people in Indonesia, Malaysia, Pepua New Guinea,  Liberies, Cameroon, and Latin America and our health.

The Rainforests contain the origins of our medicines and cures for disease that are urgently needed to sustain human life on this planet. Therefore we must not waste those resources at a time when scientists are researching new plants for needed medicines such as antibiotics.

The biggest users of palm oil and snack food companies such as milk duds, ramen, instant lunch, chow mein, ritz crackers, cheez-it, oreo cookies, pop tarts, skittles, almond joy, hersheys, reeses, M&Ms, Milky Way, General Mills, Nestle, Dunkin Donuts, kellogs, General Mills, Mars, Snickers,  just to mention a few.

Please read the report from RAN (Rainforest Action Network CUT CONFLICT PALM OIL and begin to alter your shopping for foods that do not contain illegally sourced palm oil so we can halt the needless waste of our forests and the future health of us here on earth.

The Snack Food laggards who have failed to put adequate policies and procurement practices in place, and are almost undeniably using Conflict Palm Oil, are PepsiCo, Inc., Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd., Hillshire Brands Company, Grupo Bimbo, Kraft Foods Group, H.J. Heinz Company, Campbell Soup Company, Hormel Foods Corporation and Unilever.

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