This is why Chester Zoo has banned Nestle chocolate

Source: Time

Chester Zoo has stopped selling Nestle food and drink over the issue of unsustainable palm oil.

The food giant was suspended from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil last week because it has not complied with RSPO rules.

It was criticised for failing to submit a report stating how it would ensure the use of certified sustainable palm oil.

The world’s most widely-used edible vegetable oil is responsible for destroying rainforest home in South East Asia and “pushing wildlife such as orangutans to the brink of extinction”, a statement by Chester Zoo said.It continued: “If produced sustainably, palm oil is a highly efficient crop and has the potential to be by far the most responsible vegetable oil option.

“We call on Nestlé to address these issues urgently and join the campaign to prevent the extinction of orangutans and many other species.”It continued: “If produced sustainably, palm oil is a highly efficient crop and has the potential to be by far the most responsible vegetable oil option.

“We call on Nestlé to address these issues urgently and join the campaign to prevent the extinction of orangutans and many other species.”A notice by RSPO said: “Nestle was given the opportunity to complete its ACOP report for 2017 through active engagement, and has declined to submit a time-bound plan.

“We would like to also notify that Nestle has unpaid overdue membership fee of €2,000 and non-payment of membership fees is a breach of the RSPO Statutes.”

Nestle has until July 20, 2018 to comply and commit to RSPO rules for the suspension to be lifted otherwise the company’s membership will be suspended.

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