Sugar Fest: How Many Acres and Orangutans Are Your M&Ms Worth To You?

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Halloween, our annual $2.5 billion sugar fest, approaches. Even if you're bound to fall under the sweet sway of chocolate, you can minimize your contribution to the 50 million metric tons of palm oil that are everywhere, and that are decimating tropical forests, orangutans and our climate. Helpful tips and ethical lists for sweets with either responsibly sourced or no palm oil here, here and here. Do it for the kids; hopefully, they'll thank you later (if not now.)
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