Forests Newsroom

What’s Fueling the Demand for the Palm Oil Destroying the Rainforests of Indonesia?

Today Rainforest Action Network released an emotional video that reveals the horrible costs of our growing appetite for palm oil. The two-minute film shows that industrial palm plantations in Indonesia are driving to extinction the last populations of orangutans, a great ape that possesses a sentience like few other animals (you can watch the video below). The video is a follow-up to a report the group put out last month about “Conflict Palm Oil” and the latest salvo in its campaign to force major food brands to reform the palm oil industry.

Earth Island Journal
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

RAN: Kellogg cannot deflect palm oil heat onto supplier

Kellogg cannot shirk its palm oil responsibility by deflecting attention to its supplier, says RAN following a statement from Kellogg calling for productive talks between its supplier Wilmar and the environmental group.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kellogg wants ‘productive dialogue’ between Wilmar and RAN after palm oil protests

The Kellogg Company hopes its Asian partner Wilmar International can have a productive dialogue with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) over issues surrounding its palm oil sourcing.
Friday, October 4, 2013

Rainforest Action Network to PepsiCo, General Mills: Stop killing orangutans

The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi, Campbell's Soup and General Mills among its 20 worst "conflict palm oil" users. But some of these companies say they're part of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an organization that works to promote the use of sustainable palm oil.

Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 13, 2013

Sustainable palm oil: GreenPalm, RSPO, Kellogg, PepsiCo, under fire as NGO takes aim at ‘Snack Food 20’

A new report from Rainforest Action Network says food giants supporting "weak" and "diluted" Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) standards or buying GreenPalm certificates are kidding themselves if they think this will save the rainforests.

Food Navigator
Thursday, September 12, 2013

PepsiCo Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

***High res photos and interviews available***

CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161,

Purchase, NY—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant PepsiCo, Inc. regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. RAN recently announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.

Dunkin’ Brands Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 7th


***High res photos and interviews available***

CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161,