Video: At What Cost?: 'Orangutans are dying here as we speak'

updated 10/18/2012 2:39:33 PM ET 2012-10-18T18:39:33

One of the Sumatran orangutan’s richest habitats, an area of swampland containing the highest density of the red apes on the planet, is being illegally slashed and burned by palm oil companies to make way for palm oil plantations.

Demand for palm oil, used in packaged food products, leaves orangutans at risk

Many packaged food products contain palm oil. This is NOT an exhaustive list but is intended to give an idea of the range of products that contain palm oil.

-          Orville Redenbacher’s Microwave Movie Theatre Butter Popcorn

-          Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookies

-          Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza

-          Nutella Hazelnut Spread

-          Balance Bars (flavors including Caramel Nut Blast and Chocolate Peanut Butter)

-          Hershey’s Mr. Goodbar

-          Kellogg’s Eggo waffles

-          Oreo Cookies

-          Starburst

-          Twix Cookie Bars

-          Carr’s Table Water Crackers

-          Kraft Cool Whip

-          Milano cookies

-          Breyer’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream

-          Pam Cooking Spray for Baking

-          Hunt’s Chocolate Pudding Snack pack

-          Frosted Strawberry Pop-Tarts

-          Milky Way

-          Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats

-          Boboli Original Pizza Crust

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