Uh Oh Cheerios Causes Rainforest Destruction

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Cheerios may be good for your heart, but not so good for the world's rainforests, communities and the climate.
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Cheerios, and other favorite General Mills cereals like Trix, Lucky Charms and Wheaties, contain palm oil-derived ingredients grown on plantations that destroy rainforests in Southeast Asia.

The Facts

*Over 100 General Mills products contain palm oil or palm oil derivatives
*Approximately 85 percent of palm oil is grown on industrial plantations that eradicate the homes and livelihoods of local people
*Palm oil plantations threaten highly endangered species like orangutans, Sumatran tigers and elephants
*Deforestation causes climate change by producing 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions
*General Mills markets its products primarily to parents and children, dragging them unknowingly into this chain of destruction

Help General Mills make a change. Learn more at http://TheProblemWithPalmOil.org.

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