06 May '17, 10am

Deceptive Palm Oil Production is Still Destroying the Environment, and Everything in its Path

Deceptive Palm Oil Production is Still Destroying the Environment, and Everything in its Path

claims “palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet,” and because of this, the demand for usable land in order to grow crops has risen drastically. Uncontrolled and unregulated clearing of these forests done to make way for palm oil plantations has resulted in the destruction of the biodiversity and ecosystems in the countries where it is produced. This has not only affected native species who called the forests home, but it is also believed to be a significant contributor to climate change. Moreover, the removal process is known to involve the burning of healthy trees and undergrowth, letting off large amounts of smoke and polluting its surroundings, “making Indonesia the third highest greenhouse gas emitter in the world,” says Say No to Palm Oil.

Full article: http://ecosalon.com/deceptive-palm-oil-production-is-stil...

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