Forest Heroes Update: Day of Action, Response from Wilmar

Duke Bualteng, 18, makes a call to Kellogg Wednesday regarding its partnership with Wilmar International, which is accused of practicing deforestation. (Photo by Nick Garrison, Battle Creek Enquirer)

Duke Bualteng, 18, makes a call to Kellogg Wednesday regarding its partnership with Wilmar International, which is accused of practicing deforestation.
(Photo by Nick Garrison, Battle Creek Enquirer)

Forest Heroes is seeing great progress in its fight to expose the Kellogg Company’s palm oil partnership with notorious polluter Wilmar International. A day of action was organized yesterday and resulted in hundreds of concerned citizens in Grand Rapids, Battle Creek, Ann Arbor, and East Lansing calling Kellogg’s CEO John Bryant to demand an end the Michigan company’s partnership with one of the least sustainable companies in the world.

“By partnering with the least sustainable company in the world, Kellogg’s is putting its reputation and legacy at risk,” said Field Organizer Ben Cushing per a Forest Heroes press release. “We are here in Kellogg’s backyard, calling on CEO John Bryant to be a Forest Hero by using his unique leverage to stop rainforest destruction, protect endangered species like the Sumatran tiger, and begin to tackle global warming.”

Click here to view photos of the rally to ask, “What would Tony say?” To read more coverage of the day of action, visit these links:

Grand Rapids Press, October 1:
Wednesday protests set to urge Kellogg Co. to help stop rainforest destruction

Battle Creek Enquirer, October 2:
Calling out Kellogg: Protesters stress rainforest protection
*Featuring full response from Wilmar International

The State News (East Lansing), October 2:
Group protests Kellogg Company

For more information on the campaign, visit www.ForestHeroes.org or the organization’s Facebook page.

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