Take Action: General Mills Palm Oil Causes Rainforest Destruction"
General Mills uses palm oil from plantations that destroy huge tracts of rainforests in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Palm oil is a common ingredient in General Mills brands and products, from Betty Crocker and Pillsbury to Nature Valley Granola Bars and Yogurt Burst Cheerios.
In the last five years, demand for palm oil by U.S. companies like General Mills has tripled, resulting in the clearing and burning of rainforests for palm oil plantations. This has put Indigenous and forest-dependent people in jeopardy, as well as endangered species like orangutans, Sumatran tigers and elephants.
General Mills must commit to sourcing only socially and environmentally responsible palm oil. Send a letter to the CEO of General Mills, Mr. Kendall Powell and let him know you don?t want rainforest destruction in the General Mills products you buy!
For more information, visit the www.theproblemwithpalmoil.org.