THE PROBLEM WITH PALM OIL Palm Oil is one of the most widely used products worldwide. The use of palm oil is not the problem, but rather the way we farm it is. | www.frontiergap.com | #nature #PalmOil #news #conservation #ecology
Heartbreaking Images of Rainforest Destroyed For Palm Oil (PHOTOS)
Palm oil giant's impact in Indonesia worse than reported, says Greenpeace The NGO accuses Malaysian palm oil company IOI of failing to act in accordance with its own sustainability policies and Indonesian law Malaysian palm oil giant IOI drops lawsuit against green group. #corporatedeforestation
Forests blaze in south-east Asia The annual toxic mix of seasonally dry conditions, slash and burn forest clearance for plantation development (including palm oil plantations), and highly flammable peat soils were exacerbated this year by the El Nino effect, resulting in fatal forest fires that began in July and continued for several months.
Palm oil, an ingredient found in many everyday food and cosmetic products, is contributing to the rapid destruction of rainforests. Orangutan habitat in Sumatra and Borneo is being cleared at an alarming rate for conversion to oil palm plantations. On Sumatra there is now more than 4 times as much land cultivated with oil palms as there is orangutan habitat remaining.