Snack Food 20: Cut Palm Oil, Not Rainforests
In rain forests half a world away from the United States, orangutans are making their last stand for survival. Scientists warn that these gentle and intelligent animals, among humankind’s closest kin, could become extinct within our lifetime if their rainforest homes continue to be destroyed for palm oil plantations. But the primary threat pushing them toward extinction lies much closer to home than you may think: you’ll find it hidden in the snack food aisle of your local grocery store, and likely in your own shopping cart.
TELL THE SNACK FOOD 20: DON'T REPLACE TRANS FATS WITH CONFLICT PALM OIL
Expansion of palm oil plantations into Indonesia’s and Malaysia's rainforests is causing massive climate disruption and pushing wild orangutans to the brink of extinction. We have reached The Last Stand of the Orangutan—but it's not too late. Take action now to call on the Snack Food 20—companies that control some of the best-known snack food brands in the world—to remove Conflict Palm Oil tied to rainforest destruction and orangutan extinction from their products. These companies rely on our trust as consumers. If enough of us speak up, the Snack Food 20 will have to change the way they do business.
Call Out The Laggards Who Refuse to Take Action to Cut Conflict Palm Oil!
It’s been one year since we launched the campaign to cut Conflict Palm Oil from America’s snack foods. The good news is that with your help we are achieving real changes from many major companies, proving that not only is it possible for companies to change, but that people-powered pressure works to bring this change about. Unfortunately, there are still some critical companies that are refusing to take action to address their Conflict Palm Oil problem. Five of the worst offenders in the Conflict Palm Oil world - who are also some of biggest makers of popular kid’s snacks - won’t even acknowledge the destruction they’re causing.
Tell PepsiCo to Take the Conflict Palm Oil Challenge
In 2013, we launched the campaign to cut Conflict Palm Oil from America’s snack foods. The good news is that with your help we are achieving real changes from many major companies, proving that not only is it possible for companies to change, but that people-powered pressure works to bring this change about. The damage caused by Conflict Palm Oil is tremendous. Deforestation to make way for palm oil plantations threatens unique and priceless areas like the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia. It threatens species like the Sumatran rhino, orangutans, and sun bears. The impact on communities who are forced off their land or pushed into forced and child labor is simply unacceptable.
Turn Up The Heat on Pepsi
Instead of cutting Conflict Palm Oil from its products, PepsiCo continues to spend millions in advertising to push its darkly ironic #LiveForNow campaign. PepsiCo is telling people not to worry about climate change, the fate of the last wild orangutans and children that are forced to work in slave-like conditions on oil palm plantations and just #LiveForNow!
PepsiCo Global Call-in Day - Sign Up!
Every day bulldozers drive deeper and deeper into the last stands of rainforests to meet the growing demand for Conflict Palm Oil. Conflict Palm Oil is used by companies like PepsiCo to make products, including snack foods. On December 9th, I'm joining thousands of activists around the world in a Global Call-in Day to demand that PepsiCo eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from its products for good. Will you make a call to save rainforests?