Instant noodles are cheap, delicious, and a key to ending destruction of much of the world’s last remaining rainforests. From the college student’s humble bowl of ramen to a midafternoon workplace snack to a young family’s fast and easy dinner, instant noodles are made with more palm oil by weight than any other product on the shelves.
Too often, ramen sold in the United States is made with palm oil grown by cutting down tropical rainforests – adversely impacting communities, destroying ecosystems, unleashing climate pollution and pushing animals like orangutans and Sumatran tigers to the brink of extinction. It doesn’t have to be that way. Forest Heroes believes that Americans deserve Rainforest-Safe Ramen.
There are four big companies that together dominate the U.S. instant noodle market: Toyo Suisan, Nissin, Nongshim, and Sanyo Foods. All four companies now have unprecedented access to rainforest-safe, responsibly sourced palm oil – but not one has committed to ending the purchase of palm oil from deforestation, carbon-rich peatland destruction or community exploitation.
American instant noodle lovers should demand better. If we can convince these four companies to do their part to end rainforest destruction, for the products they sell in the U.S. and around the world, we can drive change on a global level. Learn more at the new Forest Heroes campaign, Americans for Rainforest-Safe Ramen.