Change product recipes to boycott the use of palm oil.
  • Petitioned Clif Bar & Company

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Clif Bar & Company

Change product recipes to boycott the use of palm oil.

    1. Jacqueline Frasca
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      Jacqueline Frasca

      Medway, MA

Clif Bar & Company puts out some fantastic products that promote health for absolutely anyone - their protein bars are absolutely delicious, diverse, and beneficial to the body - especially after a great workout. Their CLIF bars and Luna bars are vegan, and they're products I myself consume quite often and promote on my vegan nutrition blog, Vegpocalypse Now (formerly Vegan Skinny Bitch).

They may be vegan, but they are not cruelty-free.

I respect and adore the CLIF company and their aspirations to sustain the planet, community, people, business, and brand - however, the use of palm oil in their products contradicts and harms the company's good intentions, as well as the natural rain forests that are destroyed to get palm oil.

The Girl Scout Foundation, working with the Rainforest Action Network (ran.org), are advocating for a boycott of palm oil and so am I. As a vegan, my objective is to abstain from contributing to the suffering and exploitation of sentient beings while trying to live as sustainably as is possible. Palm oil is the #1 cause of deforestation of the rainforests, and the reason orangutans are going extinct.

Something must be done. Please sign this petition to ask Clif Bar & Company to change their recipes to boycott palm oil.

To read more about the damaging effects of palm oil production on the earth and orangutans, please visit: ran.org/palm-oil

To write to Clif Bar & Company regarding this matter, use this form: http://www.cust-service.org/clf/clifcomment.aspx

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      Jacqueline Frasca
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      I want you all to know that to thank you I am running a giveaway with tons of delicious, cruelty-free and vegan goodies, some of which are also gluten-free. Please, sign the petition and urge others to do so, then enter the giveaway linked below so I can show my gratitude!

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    • Michelle Brownstein HENRIETTA, NY
      • almost 2 years ago

      Orangs are noble, intelligent and caring animals...they are close to extinction..is a Brownie worth the death of this magnificent creature?? I think not!!!!

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    • Sime Validzic NOVI ZAGREB, CROATIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Oil palm plantations are also responsible for the forceful eviction of indigenous people. It is unacceptable that palm oil is used in so many products that are labelled as cruelty-free or vegan, which are aimed at the ethical consumer. There is no reason for manufacturers not to use other oils, such as sunflower oil, instead. Palm oil is often simply labelled as "vegetable oil" and palm oil kernel is used to manufacture sodium laureth sulfate which is the active ingredient of almost all hair shampoos, shower gels and liquid soaps. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is not effective in protecting forests, orangutans and native people because it is not enforced. In addition to taking part in online campaigns, I have also written to the largest manufacturer of biscuits and chocolates in Croatia, "Kras".

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      • almost 2 years ago

      I, like many people, had no idea that palm oil was obtained at such a high cost of life and will never consume it again, or any of the products containing it. Wow.

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    • Tom Kay MCINTOSH, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      I love CLIF Bars. I eat them almost daily, but this will have to end unless you stop using palm oil. There is great abuse, poaching, cruelty, and mass killing of orangutans, proboscis monkeys, and other threatened species carried out by palm oil plantations, their workers, and owners. Palm oil plantations are also ravaging the rain forests of Indonesia and Borneo. Thank you for making delicious energy bars and doing the right thing in this matter.

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    • Emily Kallio BOULDER, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      Please find alternatives to palm oil so that valuable wildlife habitat isn't being destroyed!

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