Forest Heroes Dominate National Doughnut Day Media

Friday was National Doughnut Day, and along with our partners at SumOfUs, Forest Heroes released a report, Deforestation Doughnuts, that shows just how bad the doughnut industry is for the Sumatran tigers, orangutans, and forest peoples.

If you haven’t seen the report already, go check it out. Then sign our petition to Krispy Kreme, telling the company that we don’t want to have to choose between their delicious donuts and rainforest destruction.

Clearly, the report struck a nerve with the American public, and the media. We all love doughnuts, but many didn’t realize how much palm oil was used in baking them, nor how bad the palm oil purchased by big companies like Krispy Kreme, Tim Hortons, and Dunkin Donuts really is.

Here’s a quick roundup of media coverage of National Doughnut Day and our Deforestation Doughnuts report.

NPR, All Things Considered: Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation: Includes an interview and visit to a local Krispy Kreme with Forest Heroes campaign chair Glenn Hurowitz!

Toronto Globe & Mail: Perils of palm oil put Tim Hortons under fire

Grist: Mmmm! Doughnuts. Not-mmmm: Palm oil

Mongabay: National doughnut chains contributing to deforestation, says report

Treehugger: It’s National Doughnut Day — but the big chains are still destroying rainforests

Huffington Post: It’s Not All Colored Sprinkles and Jelly Filling Joy on National Doughnut Day

The Scrutineer, Al Jazeera America: Is National Doughnut Day Frying the Planet?

Vice: We Talked to Dunkin’ Donuts About Palm Oil on National Doughnut Day

We’ll keep updating this list with any more news coverage of the report.

On June 10, 2014

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