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Protect Rainforests and Wildlife With Palm-Oil-Free Halloween Candy
People who work to save rainforests and protect wildlife are urging consumers to refrain from buying Halloween candy made with palm oil.
Palm oil is used in more than half of all manufactured goods, including candy and even Girl Scout cookies. You can avoid buying candy made with palm oil by shopping from this list of manufacturers who have pledged to use certified sustainable palm oil. Manufacturers of palm-oil-free candy are featured in another list from the El Paso Zoo.
Or consider handing out alternatives to the traditional Halloween treats such as organic juice boxes or trial-size bags of veggie chips.
Check out the graphic below from the Rainforest Action Network that explains how palm oil plantations are destroying the rainforests.
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