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September 18, 2014

NPR: Sweet - Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil

"Environmentalists say two major doughnut chains got a little sweeter this week.

Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Brands have both made new commitments to source palm oil for frying their goodies from suppliers who are not clear-cutting forests.

As we reported back in June, leading doughnut retailers have been sourcing some of their palm oil from suppliers who have a history of clear-cutting rain forests and destroying wildlife habitat and carbon-rich peatlands.

The practices were outlined in a report called "Deforestation Doughnuts," by the rain forest protection coalition Forest Heroes."


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