“I am dreaming one day I can go back to school," said a 10-year-old Indonesian girl who works at a palm oil plantation that helps produce the cookies and other Western brand items.
Many palm oil fruit workers in Indonesia and neighboring Malaysia endure exploitation, including child labor. The oil is in many products worldwide.
This was supposed to be the big year for transforming the palm oil industry and ending its environmental toll.
Palm oil is in nearly every product you use, and it's destroying vast tracts of land. Here's how you can help.
We eat it, clean our homes and bodies with it and even fuel our cars with it. But our insatiable demand for palm oil is wreaking havoc on the planet — and our climate.
The animated film, narrated by Emma Thompson, shows an orangutan making a child’s bedroom its home after its mother and habitat were destroyed for palm oil.
“We don’t want to see any more bloodshed,” said the child of one slain land defender.
Meet the woman trying to save them.
We stand at the brink of losing major species like Sumatran orangutans, and the widespread use of palm oil is partly to blame.