Nutella is destroying our planet?
This is according to the French Minister for Environment who believes that both its consumption is damaging to individuals, andd its ingredients is damaging our environment.
According to French environment minister Ségolène Royal, people need to stop eating the hazelnut spread unless it drastically changes its recipe.
In a interview for TV channel Canal + last night, Royal stated :
‘We have to replant a lot of trees because there is a massive deforestation problem, which also leads to global warming. We should stop eating Nutella, for example, because it’s made with palm oil.’
Palm oil has become a controversial ingredient over the past few years, as it was revealed that its plantations are often taking the place of rainforests worldwide, the Metro reported.
‘Oil palms have replaced trees, and therefore caused considerable damage to the environment’, Royal added.
In retaliation to Royal’s comments, her Italian counterpart, Minister for the Environment Luca Galletti jokingly replied “ Segolene Royal is worrying to much. Leave Italian products alone.
For dinner tonight…it’s bread with Nutella.’
By Ross Murphy