A leading nonprofit wants US snack food companies to stop supporting the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests, home to the Sumatran orangutan.
To: US snack food industry
The rainforests of Indonesia are some of the most biodiverse forests in the world and home to a number of endangered species, like Sumatran orangutans, Sumatran tigers, pygmy elephants and rhinoceros. These rainforests continue to be destroyed to produce palm oil so it can be used in the manufacturing of food products, including in snack foods and sweets that are some of America’s favorite brand name products.
I would prefer my crackers, chocolate, cookies, peanut butter, and ice cream not to come with orangutan extinction. That is why I am standing with RAN in calling on snack food companies to protect Indonesia’s rainforests and all of the people and wildlife who depend on them by cutting palm oil tied to rainforest destruction and social conflict out of their supply chains.
We have reached the last stand for Sumatran orangutans, but it’s not too late to save them.
Many Americans are being made into unwitting accomplices in the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests—which provide crucial habitat for a number of endangered species like the Sumatran orangutan—because palm oil is in half of all the products on their neighborhood grocery store’s shelves. In the months ahead, we’re going to tackle this problem at its source.
RAN has just sent letters to 20 snack food companies—makers of some of the most popular brand name products in America—alerting them to the rainforest destruction and orangutan extinction in their supply chains.
Stand with us: Sign our petition and demand the snack food industry remove rainforest destruction from its products.
- Finger Lickin’ Good News: KFC Pledges a Better Bucket (greenpeaceblogs.org)
- The Last Stand of the Sumatran Orangutan (understory.ran.org)
- Why ‘RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil’ is not responsible (understory.ran.org)
- Endangered Orangutans (“forestpeople”) Born in Indonesian Zoo (spiritandanimal.wordpress.com)
- Conservationists urge RSPO member to cease rainforest destruction after starving orangutans rescued from concession (thenewstribe.com)
- Dunkin’ Donuts Commits to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil (triplepundit.com)
- Cargill Dead Set On Plantation Expansion; Orphaned Orangutan Calls on CEO Gregory Page in Wayzata, MN. (understory.ran.org)
- The palm oil industry will be following a challenging – and challenged – path over the next few decades (emgcsr.wordpress.com)
- How rogue palm oil producers are getting away with forest destruction (greenpeace.org)
- Developing Soy-Based Trans Fat Solutions for the Snack Food Industry – The Soy Connection – Food Manufacturing – United Soybean Board (soyconnection.com)