17 Mar '12, 2pm

News - Boots, KFC and McDonalds ignore rainforest destruction survey - The Ecologist

News - Boots, KFC and McDonalds ignore rainforest destruction survey - The Ecologist

A number of notable companies operating in the UK failed to respond to the survey including Boots, KFC and McDonalds. Boots said it was unfair for it to be associated with deforestation. 'We use 0.1 per cent of the volume of palm oil that Sainsbury’s use. On the one hand we want to be open, honest and transparent but there has to be a sense of reality over volume and usage,’ said Richard Ellis, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Alliance Boots. Eating the rainforest Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) chair Andrew Mitchell said that consumers still have little awareness of the impact everyday products have on forests. ‘Consumers “eat” rainforests daily in beef burgers, bacon and beauty products, but without knowing it. ‘Because of growing demand for beef, soy, and palm oil, which are in much of what we consume, as well as timber and biofuels, rainforests are now wort...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/413848/boo...

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