Palm Oil’s Dirty Secret

Would you buy a donut that kills orangutans? You probably already have.

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So maybe you have noticed the proliferation of palm oil in your food products (I sure have). Turns out, all that oil is coming our way courtesy of rainforest clearing – the habitat enjoyed by, among others, those noble, most human-looking apes: orangutans.

I’m not recommending eating at Dunkin Donuts (got a lot of other issues with them), but a huge bravo for their decision to source their oils sustainably from now on! Click the link above for more on this story.

The dark side of the salad bowl

While we’re on the topic of food safety…check out this story from NPR about the loss of habitat due to our obsession with salad greens.

Seems to me like we had all better eat less salad.