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The false choice between palm oil and RI forests

  • Nigel Sizer

Washington, DC | Sat, November 10 2012 | 03:32 pm

PREMIUM Palm oil is on a lot of people’s minds. In Indonesia, the industry is booming, with US$19.7 billion of crude palm oil exports in 2011.  But expanding oil palm plantations have taken their toll on remaining forests and other natural habitats in tropical regions and led to conflict over land with local people.  

The world’s top scientists are also raising concerns.  Accordi...