Dunkin' Donuts plans to go green by committing to purchasing all of its palm oil from sustainable sources.
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March 12, 2013 Under pressure from the New York state comptroller — who oversees one of its largest shareholders — the doughnut chain has agreed to set a goal of using only 100 percent sustainable palm oil to make its doughnuts. Production of palm oil has caused serious deforestation in Indonesia.
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October 22, 2012 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new take on a sandwich classic. In the spirit of the KFC Double Down, which replaces bread with fried chicken, we make a grilled cheese using a doughnut in the place of the bread. It's a good first step on the path to replacing all of our food with doughnuts.
U.S. soldiers receive refreshments, including doughnuts, from an American Red Cross clubmobile in London. Soldiers today still resent a Red Cross move to charge for doughnuts.
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July 13, 2012 When the Red Cross began charging soldiers for snacks during World War II, it learned a painful lesson in the economics of free stuff.
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August 16, 2010 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we sample the Lady's Brunch Burger, a Paula Deen creation. It's basically a bacon cheeseburger on a donut bun. If you think that sounds gross, you're wrong.
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