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The News Minute | January 23, 2015 | 07.00 pm IST

It looks like an regular food commercial ad at first sight.

But this is a spoof commercial that Pepsi has dismissed as a “stunt” after 'Sum of Us', a global advocacy group put out a video against the soft drink giant accusing the company of destroying rain forests because of its palm oil usage.

The video which has garnered over one million views, shows a couple in a spoof Doritos commercial which ends quite drastically explaining how PepsiCo’s palm-oil usage has been destroying rain forests.

According to Sum of Us, the company buys 427,500 tonnes of palm oil each year causing the death of over 1000 Sumatran orang-utans each year.

"Rain forests across Southeast Asia are destroyed every day to make way for massive palm oil plantations," Kaytee Riek, campaigns director for SumOfUs, said in a statement. "Given the high profile nature of the Doritos Super Bowl campaign, we're using the opportunity to educate consumers around the world about PepsiCo's irresponsible palm oil sourcing policy.”, reported adage.

PepsiCo on the other hand, has said that the video distorts the truth, according to biz news.com.

Watch to find out what this group intends to say.

 

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