I just bumped into this over at Scoop:
Palm oil is a contentious ingredient with reports blaming its plantations for huge contributions to global warming and intensive habitat destruction leading to the deaths of orang-utans in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Cadbury New Zealand managing director Matthew Oldham said he was “really sorry” and that the decision was in direct response to consumer feedback, including hundreds of letters and emails.
It’s a small but significant victory in getting rid of high cost environmental subsidies to big business. Congratulations to Cadbury for realising that the climate is the bottom line, not just for business, but for everyone. You can’t burn the assets of the parent company and expect the subsidiary to survive.