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Cinderella industry: Palm oil’s misfortunes

  • Edi Suhardi

Jakarta | Thu, December 1 2011 | 08:47 am

PREMIUM A “stepchild”, according to the dictionary, is “one who fails to receive proper care or attention”. Cinderella is a famous folktale of a stepchild who was unrecognized, oppressed and had to work hard above her means to satisfy her family. So how do we compare “Cinderella” with the palm oil industry?

Let’s look at how the palm oil industry typically operates. It works mostly i...