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Connor Sievers
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This article is about what is truly happening in the natural forests of Indonesia and how the palm oil is so beneficial for the government…Read More

Global Palm Oil Demand Fueling Deforestation | Worldwatch Institute

This is the first feature in a weekly, three-part series on palm oil development in Indonesia. Click here to read the full series. The benefits of the oil palm are difficult for Indonesia to ignore. Once planted, the tropical tree can produce fruit for more than 30 years, providing much-needed employment for poor rural communities. And its oil…Read More
Connor Sievers
Connor Sievers Campaign leader

Tells you facts about palm oil and the products it is found in

Topic: Palm oil

Palm oil is an edible plant oil which has become a common ingredient in many consumer products. Today, around 50 percent of the goods we use every day contain palm oil, from processed foods to candles, grooming products and “biofuels”. Read on for more information on why palm oil has become so pervasive, and how it is destroying rainforests. …Read More
Connor Sievers
Connor Sievers Campaign leader

Read to find out facts and very interesting info about deforestation and the animals that it can affect.

Palm oil and deforestation

Oil palm grows best in low-lying, wet, tropical areas – which is also where rainforests occur. As palm oil production expands to meet increasing demand, more rainforests are cleared in places like Indonesia, Malaysia and beyond to make way for oil palm plantations. More than a third of large-scale oil palm expansion between 1990 and 2010 resulted…Read More
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