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Sex sells: But Doritos might not be as attractive when you find out what parent company PepsiCo has been doing.

Sex sells: But Doritos might not be as attractive when you find out what parent company PepsiCo has been doing.

Lots of people love Doritos, don’t they? I do – or at least, I did. Maybe you do too.

Would you love them if you knew how they were made?

Some Doritos flavours contain palm oil. Doritos’ parent company, PepsiCo, buys 427,500 tonnes of palm oil every year. Palm oil production destroys rainforest and threatens species to the point of extinction.

This deforestation results in the death of over 1,000 Sumatran orangutans every year. This is the ad that Doritos don’t want you to see:

And of course the destruction of the rainforests is harmful to our entire planetary ecosystem.

Knowing this, I’d quite like to do to the President of PepsiCo, Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi, what James Bond does at the end of Quantum of Solace – take him into the middle of the desert (that, in this case, Mr Nooyi has created), and leave him there with nothing but a small bottle of palm oil to drink.

Something serious has to be done about PepsiCo and all the other corporates who think they can rape the planet and there won’t be any consequences.

While we wait for that to happen, we can make a start by telling Doritos and PepsiCo to adopt a responsible palm oil policy, and save our rainforests.

Visit http://smarturl.it/Doritos to find out how you can help.