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Would You Give up Nutella to Save Our Planet’s Forests?

The race to produce palm oil, a key ingredient in the popular spread, is leading to massive deforestation around the world.

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The French ecology minister pissed off Nutella-lovers and Nutella-makers this week when she suggested that people stop eating the chocolate-hazelnut spread, saying that it’s destroying our forests. The company that makes Nutella, Ferrero, uses palm oil, and sources 80 percent of it from Malaysia. But ecology minister Ségolène Royal says they should use a different ingredient.

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Yum! Brands Commits to Using Deforestation-Free Palm Oil By 2017

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ palm oil scorecard shines a spotlight on big brands’ environmental practices

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From fried chicken and french fries to shampoo and face wash, palm oil is a near-ubiquitous ingredient used in many of your favorite products.

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Get Palm Oil Out of Our Thin Mints: Girl Scout Cookie Campaign Update

Girl scouts Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen update The Early Show on their campaign to get palm oil out of girl scout cookies.

Earlier this month, I wrote about Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, the amazing Girl Scouts who are taking on the Girl Scouts USA organization for their continued use of rainforest destroying palm oil in their beloved cookies.

Their campaign seems to be picking up steam, and earlier this week Vorva and Tomtishen were featured on CBS' The Early Show. Here's the clip:

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