Two 12-year old Girl Scouts from Ann Arbor, MI, Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, have refused to go door to door shilling cookies this year upon learning that Tagalongs, Thin Mints and other Troop-approved sugary confections are made using palm oil, which, due to harvesting methods, is not only incredibly damaging to the environment but to Indonesian orangutans. Says Vorva, "We've seen pictures of orangutans set afire and beaten. You really want to reach out and do all you can to help save them." [UPI]


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Palm oil also isn't that much healthier than trans fats so I'm not sure what the benefits are to using it at all. It clogs your heart, destroys the environment and apparently sets orangutans on fire.