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Controversy swirls around palm oil in Nutella

January 12, 2017 by


by Madelyn Fernstrom If your day just isn’t the same without the sweet taste of Nutella — OK, some of us eat it by the spoonful straight from the jar — you may have been jolted by some startling headlines. A recent report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) — a well-respected regulatory organization, […]

Demand for palm oil, used in packaged food products, leaves orangutans at risk

October 15, 2012 by


By Ian Williams NBC News Correspondent One of the Sumatran orangutan’s richest habitats, an area of swampland containing the highest density of the red apes on the planet, is being illegally slashed and burned by palm oil companies to make way for palm oil plantations. “If we can’t stop them here, then there really is […]

Girl Scouts pledge to limit palm oil use in cookies

October 3, 2011 by


Girl Scouts of the USA isn’t eliminating the ingredient, but it says that beginning with the 2012-13 cookie season, each box will include a GreenPalm logo as a symbol of Girl Scouts’ commitment to address concerns about the deforestation of sensitive lands caused by production of palm oil. Environmentalists say the illegal clearing of rainforests […]