The Year in Conflict Palm Oil, 2017

The global demand for palm oil, the most widely used vegetable oil on Earth, is only increasing. It is found in over half of all packaged goods in an average…

Why Tropical Rainforest Deforestation Still Matters – And What You Can Do About It

Protecting rainforest is one of the best defenses we have against devastating climate change. We must continue to protect rainforest from multi national corporations profiting from rampant logging and land conversion – often for industrial-scale plantations of palm oil or large tree farms for pulp and paper production.

Big Food Tries to Buy Its Way to a Healthy Image

Another one bites the dust. Another mom and pop business, that is. Yesterday, snack food giant Hormel bought out Justin’s Nut Butter for $286 million. This is another example of…

Climate Culprits Exposed In New Scorecard

We know that keeping forests standing, along with keeping fossil fuels in the ground, offers Earth’s best hope for fighting catastrophic climate change. Yet everyday rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands are…

Stand With Orangutans On World Wildlife Day

Today is World Wildlife Day, and orangutans need your help more than ever. The rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia that the world’s last remaining wild orangutans rely on are being…

Thank You

You know what I’m thankful for this year? You. Everything RAN has accomplished this past year is thanks to you. Please don’t think for a second that I’m just saying…

Dunkin’ Feels the Heat in Boston

Today I visited the corporate headquarters of Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. with Strawberry, an orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, to let the company know that consumers all across the world want…

Tell Mars, Inc. To Set an Example for the Snack Food 20

Today I visited the corporate headquarters of Mars, Inc. with Strawberry, an orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, to let the company know that consumers all across the world want Mars to…