Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests

August 28, 2014 7:48 PM

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Burger King Deal With Tim Hortons May Be Disastrous For Rainforests

Burger King’s plan to merge with doughnut chain Tim Hortons in Canada may be a bad sign for Southeast Asia’s rainforests.

Both companies have come under fire from environmental groups for their heavy use of questionably sourced palm oil. Skyrocketing demand for the oil, produced from red palm trees, has pushed plantation owners in Malaysia and Indonesia to cut down large swaths of rainforest. Now, advocates fear that B...

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