If You Love Junk Food and Cuddly Orangutans, You Need to Watch This [Video]


Orangutans are some of the world’s most threatened species. You’ve got junk food to thank for that–the palm oil industry is chopping down forests at alarming rates. And when the forests fall, so do the homes of these beautiful creatures (of whom we share 97 percent of the same genetic material).

GoPro has helped to remind us why these animals deserve better. We get an orangutan’ view on the forest canopies they call home, and what it’s like to lose that.

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Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is a Los Angeles-based journalist and editor focused on the global food system and how it intersects with our cultural traditions, diet preferences, health, and politics. She is the senior editor for sister websites OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com, and works as a research associate and editor with the Cornucopia Institute, the organic industry watchdog group. Jill has been featured in The Huffington Post, MTV, Reality Sandwich, and Eat Drink Better. www.jillettinger.com.