Thanking Kellogg in the Battle Creek Enquirer

The Battle Creek Enquirer, Kellogg’s hometown newspaper, covered every twist and turn of the Forest Heroes campaign in Michigan. It is fitting then that they published a Letter to the Editor from one of the great Forest Heroes volunteers, Bonnie DiGennaro of Battle Creek, thanking Kellogg for announcing its new, ambitious palm oil policy. Here is her letter in full:

Battle_Creek_Enquirer_LogoAlthough many people have expressed disappointment over Kellogg’s decision to relocate some of its operations, the company deserves big congratulations for doing what is right for the planet.

The company now has a written policy to use palm oil that has been obtained through sustainable sources.

This decision parallels Nestle Company’s sustainable policy that is, in my opinion, an industry model. Wilmar, a large distributor of palm oil that has partnered with Kellogg, also agreed to devise a sustainable palm oil policy.

So thank you, Kellogg, for your decision. If the endangered tigers, pygmy elephants, and orangutans, along with the indigenous people whose livelihood is endangered by the destruction of their environment and the release of carbon into the atmosphere could join me in thanking you, they would.

Our planet, which is struggling under the greenhouse effect, is beginning to show its powerful response to wanton human indifference in the form of destructive weather patterns. Your example begins to address that indifference.

Bonnie DiGennaro

Battle Creek

On March 11, 2014

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