Greenpeace and Nestlé, manufacturers of KitKat, are in a battle about the source of the company’s palm oil, an ingredient in their popular chocolate bar. It all started innocently enough with a video.
The controversial video, which Greenpeace says Nestlé recently had removed from YouTube, features an office worker enjoying a KitKat chocolate bar. The chocolate bar is made of bloody orang-utans fingers. Greenpeace alleges that Nestlé’s palm oil supplies are destroying Indonesian rainforests and pushing the orang-utans to extinction.
“We all deserve to have a break - but having one shouldn't involve taking a bite out of Indonesia's precious rainforests. We're asking Nestlé to give rainforests and orang-utans a break and stop buying palm oil from destroyed forests,” explains Greenpeace of the campaign.
Vimeo still has the video online. Watch it here, but quickly before the long arm of Nestlé has it removed as well: