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Nestlé, Mars and Hershey ‘breaking promises over palm oil use’

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Forest land cleared for palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

This year’s Halloween confectionery will contain palm oil grown on land that should lawfully be habitat to orangutans, rhinos and clouded leopards, despite commitment to clean up supply chains

October 27, 2017 — Nestlé, Mars and Hershey have been accused of breaking pledges to stop using “conflict palm oil” from deforested Indonesian jungles, just days before the annual Halloween confectionery frenzy. Continue reading Nestlé, Mars and Hershey ‘breaking promises over palm oil use’

Eat insects and fake meat to cut impact of livestock on the planet – study

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A grasshopper burger topped with dried grasshoppers and mealworms at a Pestaurant event in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

Changes in diet are vital to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deforestation caused by the world’s growing appetite for meat, say scientists

May 5, 2017 — Insects and imitation meat are the best alternatives to real meat in tackling the huge and growing environmental impact of livestock on the planet, new research has shown. Continue reading Eat insects and fake meat to cut impact of livestock on the planet – study