- Thomas DiNapoli, the New State Comptroller, announced Thursday that Dunkin' Donuts had agreed to set a timetable for sourcing 100% of its palm oil from sustainable sources.
- The donut chain's move away from trans fats in 2007 led to the use of palm, soy and cottonseed oils, but critics have concerns about environmental issues associated with palm oil's production.
- The agreement means that DiNapoli will withdraw a proposed shareholder resolution targeting the company's use of palm oil.
From the article:
"... In this case, the issue was over palm oil, whose production in some places has led to the destruction of rain forests and increased greenhouse gas emissions. Dunkin’ Donuts began using a blend of palm, soy and cottonseed oils for its doughnuts in 2007 when it moved to rid its menu of trans fats. ..."