On Monday, February 15, a dozen activists and several kids with Rainforest Action Network’s rockin’ Twin Cities chapter visited General Mills’ Golden Valley Headquarters with a very special Valentine’s Day delivery!
General Mills buys palm oil from Cargill Incorporated, the largest importer of palm oil in the United States. Kids and youth from around the country made over 100 valentines for General Mills reminding the cereal giant to have some LOVE for the world’s rainforests and stop doing business with Cargill, one of the world’s worst drivers of deforestation and displacement of Indigenous peoples in Indonesia.
While General Mills did their best to ‘Betty Crocker’ the situation with cupcakes, juice, and their own schmoozer, RAN-Twin Cities chapter members weren’t fooled. General Mills claims they are doing everything right, but we know that’s not the case. For more info, check out our posts about rainforest destruction caused by Cargill, General Mills’ palm oil supplier. A spokesperson was present to go over General Mills stance on palm oil, but our chapter stayed true to the sentiments expressed in the Valentines we delivered from kids around the country: “General Mills: Break Your Contract with Cargill, Not Our ♥’s!”
Way to go Twin Cities!