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January 23, 2010

Cheerios v. Rainforests, guess who wins?

RAN connects our love for Palm Oil with burning Rainforests. Click here for more.

Excerpt:

“…the stunt was executed by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), an activist group campaigning to highlight the role that palm oil consumption has in deforestation in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Expansion of oil palm plantations over the past twenty years has emerged as one of the biggest threats to the Southeast Asia’s rainforests, which house such endangered species as the orangutan, the pygmy elephant of Borneo, and the Sumatran rhino.

Palm oil production has also become a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, which result from deforestation, degradation and conversion of peatlands, and fires set for plantation establishment.”

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