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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