Do Girl Scout Cookies Harm the Environment?

Renegade Scouts Fight Against Palm Oil Ingredient

Girl Scout cookie lovers, beware. Because of palm oil, a key ingredient, those delicious and addictive treats may not be as innocent as they seem. Not only is the ingredient linked to child labor in Indonesia, but it also allegedly contributes to rainforest deforestation. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Dwight Rousu - May 5, 2011 - 8:46 PM PDT
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Edited by: Dwight Rousu - Jul 21, 2011 - 2:52 PM PDT

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by Dwight Rousu - Jul. 24, 2011

The intro is an encouraging story of Girl Scouts becoming aware of global environment questions and acting on them when they find Girl Scout Cookies are complicit in child labor and environment destruction. The story gets weak with time drifting off to other pap about recipes and sales history, but there is a dessert cookie to start the article.

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