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KFC dumps palm oil due to health, environmental concerns

KFC said it is making the change due to health and climate concerns. Palm oil is high is saturated fat and has been associated with destruction of carbon-dense peatlands and rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia.
"Switching to high oleic rapeseed oil means not only can we offer our customers the benefit of reduced saturated fats, but the assurance we're doing everything we can to lessen our impact on the environment,"
- Mark Bristow, head of KFC food assurance

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KFC dumps palm oil due to health, environmental concerns

Source: MongaBay, Sun April 10, 2011
KFC said it is making the change due to health and climate concerns. Palm oil is high is saturated fat and has been associated with destruction of carbon-dense peatlands and rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia.

Feds designate $320 million to improve Mississippi River water quality

Source: San Luis Obispo Tribune, Wed September 30, 2009
The river that begins as a trickle in Itasca State Park in Minnesota and ends 2,350 miles later at the Gulf of Mexico will get a $320 million infusion from the federal government to improve water quality.

A massive idea to reforest Appalachian mine sites

Source: Richmond TImes-Dispatch, Mon September 14, 2009
A group promoting reforestation in Appalachia is seeking more than $422 million to plant trees on mountains that were cleared or leveled for surface mining, a program that could have a far-reaching impact on the region's economy and environment.

Michael Vick’s pit bulls: Love the cure for outlaw dogs

Source: Salt Lake Tribune, Fri May 29, 2009
Pit bulls raised to be vicious fighters by former pro football quarterback Michael Vick are slowly getting used to life outside the ring and moving toward adoption with help of a southern Utah animal sanctuary.

Town woman looks to make a difference in Appalachia

Source: Greenwich Time, Wed April 01, 2009
Martin County, Kentucky, USA - Businesswoman Amy Guerrieri recently became inspired when watching a network television report on children living in extreme poverty in central Appalachia.

Boy Scout Hero (w/Video)

Source: WSAV, Mon March 02, 2009
Marion, Kentucky, USA - With his hands red from the cold, Zach Sizemore reached for another case of water and headed up the driveway of a stranger.

Horse is out, up and OK

Source: Mansfield News Journal, Sat February 07, 2009
Campbell County, Kentucky, USA - Nearly 40 firefighters worked in frigid temperatures for more than an hour Wednesday to rescue a horse stuck in a frozen pond in rural Campbell County.

Violinist plays for those who saved his arm

Source: MSNBC, Sun January 25, 2009
St. Louis, Missouri, USA - The melodic strains of a violin that emanated Friday from a lobby at Barnes-Jewish Hospital carried the gratitude of a former patient who nearly lost the ability to play the instrument.

Tennessee goes for green-energy jobs

Source: The Tennessean, Mon January 12, 2009
Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - Tennessee is working hard to position itself to take advantage of a revolution in manufacturing that could bring thousands of new, high-paying "green energy" jobs in such fields as biofuels, solar and wind energy.

Grape extract kills cancer cells

Source: Pakwatan, Sun January 04, 2009
Lexington, Kentucky, USA - An extract from grape seeds can destroy cancer cells, US research suggests.

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