Media Reacts to Kellogg’s Grrrrrreat New Palm Oil Policy

By now you’ve surely heard of Kellogg’s new palm oil policy. If not from us here at Forest Heroes, then from one of the dozens of national and local news stories that have covered the big policy shift. 

There has been so much coverage that we’re gathering it all in one place. 

So here’s a roundup of all the news stories about the announcement. We’ll continue to update this as more stories are written. 

Let’s start with the Associated Press article, that has been republished dozens of times all over the country: KELLOGG TO USE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY PALM OIL. Here are just a small sample of the AP pickups:

The Associated Press also put out this brief, which was published in many print editions of newspapers, including the New York Times.

And here are the rest of the media hits:

Bloomberg BusinessWeek: Kellogg to Stop Buying Deforested Palm Oil Amid Pressure

The GuardianKellogg’s to buy only sustainably sourced palm oil

Christian Science MonitorKellogg pushes sustainable palm oil: Is it enough? Reuters Foundation: Food giants Kellogg, Delhaize pledge to make palm oil supplies greener

Battle Creek EnquirerKellogg revamps palm oil policy

ThinkProgress: Kellogg Promises To Sustainably Source Palm Oil In Effort To Fight Deforestation 

The Consumerist: Kellogg Commits To Only Buying Environmentally Friendly Palm Oil

Detroit NewsKellogg to stop using deforested palm oil by 2016 amid pressure

Franchise HeraldKellogg Palm Oil: Food Company Opts For Substance Not Made Through Harming Tropical Rainforests

MongaBay: In Girl Scouts vs. Kellogg’s over palm oil, rainforests and orangutans win

More online media hits after the jump:

TriplePundit: Kellogg’s Pledges to Track Palm Oil Through Its Supply Chain

Environmental Leader: Kellogg to Source Fully Traceable Palm Oil

Ecologist: Kelloggs goes ‘deforestation free’

Global Post: Kellogg Co. promises to obtain palm oil from suppliers that don’t destroy tropical rainforests

Sustainable Brands: Kellogg Commits to Fully Traceable Palm Oil by End of 2015 Kellogg revamps palm oil policy after months of protests Kellogg commits to products with sustainable palm oil

Just-Food: US: Kellogg commits to sourcing “traceable” palm oil

Catholic Online: Cereal giant Kellogg pledges only to use ethically supplied palm oil Kellogg to stop buying deforested palm oil amid pressure

Care2: Success! Kellogg’s Will Stop Using Palm Oil from Damaged Habitats

One Green Planet: Kellogg to Begin Sourcing Only ‘Sustainable’ Palm Oil in 2016

American Live Wire: Kellogg’s Won’t Buy Palm Oil at the Expense of Rain Forests

Wildlife Extra: Kellogg’s promise to source fully traceable palm oil

Changing Times: Kellogg makes new sustainable palm oil commitment

VendingMarketWatch: Kellogg Commits To Fully Traceable Sourcing Of Palm Oil


Supply Management: Kellogg’s vows to source fully traceable palm oil

RTT News: Kellogg To Source Only Fully Traceable Palm Oil

Benzinga: Kellogg’s To Trace Its Palm Oil Suppliers, While General Mills Looks Internationally For More Opportunities

Pomona College News: Activist Pomona Freshman Celebrates a Major Victory with Kellogg Commitment on Palm Oil

Energy Live News: Kellogg’s to only use gr-r-r-eat palm oil in cereals

Food World News: Kellogg’s New Commitment to Only Use Environmentally Friendly Palm Oil Kellogg’s vows to only buy ‘deforestation-free’ palm oil

Huffington Post: Choosing Kit Kat Bars to Save the Sumatran Tigers

WBUR: How Tracing The Oil In Your Pop-Tarts May Help Save Rain Forests

NPR-The Salt blog: How Tracing The Oil In Your Pop-Tarts May Help Save Rain Forests

On February 20, 2014

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