Is Nutella Causing Deforestation? Find Out Why A French Minister Is Urging People To Stop Eating The Chocolate Hazelnut Goodness!
Whether it's taking shorter showers or using energy efficient light bulbs, people are usually willing to make small changes to help save the environment!
But France's ecology minister might be asking a bit too much of humankind as she's urging people to STOP buying Nutella!
That's right! In a recent interview on Monday, Ségolène Royal claimed that people should avoid buying their favorite chocolate hazelnut spread because it contains the ingredient palm oil.
If you're wondering why that's such a big deal, it's because trees are now being replaced with oil palms to create more Nutella, which is contributing to deforestation in certain areas.
Ferrero, the company that creates Nutella, did NOT take long to respond to these claims as they released a statement on Tuesday saying they