Southeast Asia Paying High Environmental Cost For Palm Oil

Posted on November 29, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

deforestation_borneo.jpgImage: Small part of the bigger picture – deforestation in Borneo, Indonesia (World Resources Institute)

In its annual Human Development Report released yesterday, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) highlighted the untenable environmental impacts of palm oil production. As a supposedly environmentally-friendly biofuel and healthier food ingredient, the demand for palm oil has risen steadily in recent years and can be found anywhere from cookies Read full here

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