I used to be a Cadette Girl Scout, and I wanted to share this recent Wall Street Journal Article with you regarding the link between the Thin Mints Cookies, Palm Oil, and Orangutans.
Here's an excerpt below, and the full article is here.
"To earn their Girl Scout Bronze Award four years ago, Rhiannon Tomtishen and Madison Vorva set out to study orangutans. Instead, they wound up investigating Thin Mints, Trefoils and Samoas. What they uncovered soured them on the sweets and has put the Michigan teens at odds with Girl Scouts of the USA. Now they're on a march to change the recipe for Girl Scout cookies.
Their target: palm oil, which can come from places the primates live."
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