posted by Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz

SaraLee_720x720.pngAround the globe, Sara Lee is known for its ready-to-bake pies and cakes. But for those of us fighting for forests, it’s known for something much more sinister – Conflict Palm Oil. Earlier this summer, Hillshire Brands Company — maker of Sara Lee frozen pies and cakes — was identified as one of the Conflict Palm Oil laggards. These are companies which have not done nearly enough to ensure that the products they sell are not linked to human rights abuses, rainforest destruction, land grabs, and child and forced labor.

That’s why this morning, Chicago activists took action with RAN at the Hillshire Brands headquarters to demand that it adopt a global responsible palm oil policy that eliminates deforestation from its supply chain. Will you support these activists by sending a message to Sara Lee on Facebook?

Thousands have written and called, demanding Hillshire Brands Company be a leader in eliminating Conflict Palm Oil, but it has refused to budge. This is where you come in: the protest today could be just a flash in the pan without your voice. We need you to demand better from Hillshire Brands Company and keep the pressure up!

Please take a moment and send Hillshire Brands Company and its leading brand Sara Lee a message on its Facebook page.
You could say something like:

Warning: Sara Lee pies and cakes may contain Conflict Palm Oil — cause of child labor, deforestation, and orangutan habitat destruction.

Hillshire Brands Company — maker of Sara Lee products — has fallen behind its peers. It must adopt a time-bound responsible palm oil policy now.

Thank you – for standing with the activists protesting today, and for forests and the people who depend on them worldwide.