Nestle blocks Greenpeace YouTube video

Nestle tries to hide palm oil truth by having Greenpeace ‘KitKat’ video removed

Press release - 17 March, 2010
Nestle today had Greenpeace’s video removed from YouTube in an apparent attempt to silence the environmental organisation’s efforts to expose the truth that some of its most popular brands use palm oil from destroyed rainforests and peatlands.

The video, 'Have a Break?', launched this morning, parodies Nestle's KitKat ads.

"Nestle today admitted that they have been using palm oil from the destroyed rainforest in products such as KitKat, but having our video removed proves they are still trying to hide that fact.

"We'll continue putting the video up on other websites until Nestle removes all rainforest destroying palm oil from its supply chain," said Daniela Montalto, Greenpeace International forest campaigner.

The video is being hosted on Vimeo and other websites, and can be seen at http://www.greenpeace.org

Greenpeace's damning report, ' Caught Red-Handed', exposes how Nestlé is sourcing palm oil from suppliers that are destroying the rainforest and carbon-rich peatlands, pushing orang-utans to the brink of extinction and accelerating climate change.

Other contacts: Daniela Montalto, Greenpeace International forest campaigner, tel: +31 646 162 033 Beth Herzfeld, Greenpeace International communications, tel: +44 (0) 7717 802 891

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