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Oreos Got to Go

You already know Oreos will make you fat, but recently environmentalists said the cookies are doing more damage to the world than just expanding waistlines. The problem is the ingredient palm oil, which is one of the most widely demanded vegetable oils in the world. To keep up with demand farmers in Indonesia and Malaysia are expanding plantations by deforesting tropical rain forests. The deforestation is the main cause of Indonesia generating the third-highest amount of greenhouse gas emissions in the world.

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