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Your Girls Scout Cookies Destroy Rain Forests, Kill Orangutans

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Two Girl Scouts in Michigan are leading a campaign against their organization's cookies, saying the iconic baked goods' heavy use of palm oil contributes to destroying rain forests and killing endangered species like orangutans.

Scouts Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva, now sophomores in Ann Arbor, have partnered with the Rainforest Action Network and Change.org and are circulating a petition asking Girl Scouts USA to ditch the palm oil.

So far they've gathered more than 57,000 signatures. Girl Scouts of the USA leadership says its contract bakers started using palm oil in response to growing concern about trans fats.

· Make Girl Scout Cookies Rainforest-Safe [Petition]
· Renegade Girl Scouts Raise Questions [AnnArbor via Understory via Good]
[Photo: Understory]

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