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PRESS RELEASE Girl Scout Activists, @RAN & @UCSUSA Respond to #PalmOil Cookie Announcement by @girlscouts USA

Contact: Laurel Sutherlin 415.246.0161 [email protected] Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva, the two Girl Scouts that have been leading the effort to make Girl Scout cookies deforestation free, issued the following statement in reaction to Girl Scouts USA announcement that it will purchase Green Palm certificates and work towards the use of RSPO-certified palm oil by 2015, as well as work to reduce the amount of palm oil used in its cookies. They are available for interviews. "We hope that today's announcement shows that Girl Scouts USA is serious about ensuring that their cookies don't destroy forests or endanger orangutans and other wildlife, and that they'll strongly urge their bakers to find an alternative oil that is both rainforest-safe and socially responsible. As a non-profit organization, not a food company, there should be no question that Girl Scout Cookies conta...

Full article: http://ran.org/content/girl-scouts-activists-rainforest-a...

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