The Halloween candy to avoid if you don’t want orangutans to die
Halloween is traditionally a day for overlooking some inconvenient truths about mass-produced candy. For this day only -- with a few cranky exceptions -- we're supposed to overlook obesity, diabetes, cavities, etc. in favor of eating as much of it as possible.
Unfortunately, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) isn't letting us off the hook. The environmental group is using the holiday to draw attention to the controversy surrounding the palm oil industry, which supplies many of the top snack food companies and has the unfortunate consequence of destroying the orangutan's rainforest habitat. The industry has also been implicated in human rights violations, including the use of child labor.