HOW can anyone seriously contemplate destroying a rainforest the size of the UK when trees are the precious lungs of our planet and one of our strongest defences against climate change?

But that’s what the largest palm oil traders on the planet have done in the last three decades and it’s high time they cleaned up their act.

Perhaps we should all start boycotting products like Kit-Kat, Dove and Head & Shoulders (some of the biggest users of deforestation palm oil) to send a robust message to the palm industry that the era of dirty palm oil must now be brought to an end.

Aled Jones, Bridlington