29 Jul '15, 10pm

Starbucks food: May contain deforestation palm oil

Starbucks food: May contain deforestation palm oil

Concerned about palm oil, but still grabbing your morning breakfast at Starbucks? You might want to skip that scone. According to environmental protection advocate Forest Heroes, the coffee giant, which recently created stricter sourcing policies for its coffee, tea, and cocoa, has yet to take meaningful action on palm oil , which it uses in its baked goods. Additionally, Starbucks only scored 10 out of 100 points on the Union of Concerned Scientists’ 2015 Palm Oil Scorecard . Why the low marks? Forest Heroes explains further in a press release: This week, in response to growing consumer pressure, Starbucks updated its Sustainable Palm Oil statement , saying that the company supports a “zero-tolerance approach to deforestation.” However, the company continues to fail to address consumer concerns and supply chain risk because their statement does not cover their global oper...

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