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When we tell you a secret I have been known to sit down and devour an entire box of thin mints and one -- Girl Scout Cookies are an annual -- -- -- That have become part of the American fabric.
What are they bad for the environment to girl scouts say yes and they're here to tell us why.
Rihanna and punish him and Madison -- -- with a -- in Michigan you have been girl scouts since the age of five.
Yet still girls doubts about cats and you were working on a project.
To save the orangutan.
Yeah we -- working turn our girl -- bronze award and an artist you that we had to raise awareness about something something we're passionate about and but must have really looked up to doctor Jane -- for her record the chimpanzees and so that's interest rates awareness about it -- so the orange tape is in trouble.
Because right now there have a patent Indonesia Malaysia is being cleared so that palm oil plantations can be planted.
And one day you get your box of Girl Scout Cookies that I guess you're gonna -- -- maybe you're gonna deliver to a customer and what happened.
We found it shocking fact and that is that palm islands in the cookies and so.
We immediately you know we're shocked and also upset but also we -- that -- we're girl scouts and and we can work with girl -- USA to make a great organization even better.
So the cookies contain this Paul oil which is grown from a plants.
That's done well the plantations of this particular kind of fall.
Are destroying the vegetation of the -- you're trying to say pat I -- go to the girl scouts and what happened.
We -- -- -- working on a project for four years until we finally had the opportunity to meet with them here in New York I yesterday.
And another they said that they are committed to working with us and talking with the -- to find an alternative solution.
Because it it didn't used to be the palm oil wasn't Girl Scout Cookies right that's right is it used to be.
Partially what it what is it partially hydrogenated.
Yeah yes and that's bad for your heart and all that stuff right -- -- DePaul loyal to try to take care of the people.
And I herding the animals gather hurting Hamels and a local people of area now there's also concerns that human rights abuses occurring on the plantation is not just is it just a few Girl Scout Cookies.
It I think every -- except for one contains all one contains.
-- oil and you brought this to the attention of the girl scouts of America it's taken you for years -- But the good news is what.
Well we we finally secured a conference call -- -- on June 3 and we're gonna discuss this issue further and like Rihanna and said we're going to work with them until a solution can be found.
So they are receptive to your idea of may be changing the formula or.
Something like that what about just you know going for I mean there is supposedly some amount of sustainably harvested palm oil.
Read a lot of concerns right now a lot of questions about the -- problem because these are girls got that he's -- by the girls.
We -- may shed there was no question no ethical -- moral questions that girls could feel confident about selling record you think.
Of the people who -- that Girl Scout Cookies say hey there just isn't enough of this stuff in the world for all these how many tens of millions of boxes get sold every year right.
Well you've got quite a story to tell him in quite I don't know quite.
Determined -- natured attending the college area -- you're pleased with the results of actually it was definitely a step step in the right direction -- -- kind of biting the hand that feeds you in some ways right well ahead on the current Rihanna and -- doesn't congratulations thing yeah sure the -- -- are very happy.
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