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Rainforest Action Network to PepsiCo, General Mills: Stop killing orangutans

The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi, Campbell's Soup and General Mills among its 20 worst "conflict palm oil" users. But some of these companies say they're part of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an organization that works to promote the use of sustainable palm oil.

Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 13, 2013

Sustainable palm oil: GreenPalm, RSPO, Kellogg, PepsiCo, under fire as NGO takes aim at ‘Snack Food 20’

A new report from Rainforest Action Network says food giants supporting "weak" and "diluted" Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards or buying GreenPalm certificates are kidding themselves if they think this will save the rainforests.

Food Navigator
Thursday, September 12, 2013

PepsiCo Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, laurel@ran.org

Purchase, NY—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant PepsiCo, Inc. regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. RAN recently announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.

Dunkin’ Brands Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 7th

 

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CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, laurel@ran.org

 

Mars Company Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

 

McLean, VA—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant Mars, Inc. regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. RAN recently announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.

The J.M. Smucker Company Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2013

For Immediate Release

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Orville, OH—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant The J.M. Smucker Company regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. Earlier this month, RAN announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.

Kellogg’s Is Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Rainforest Action Network Visits Local Snack Food Giant Named as a Member of the 20 Snack Food Companies at Center of New Campaign

New Report and Colorful Protest Last Week at Chicago’s Board of Trade Expose Snack Food Companies’ Role in Orangutan Extinction, Climate Change and Human Rights Abuses.