Palm Oil: the Biofuel of the Future Driving an Ecological Disaster Now

London, UK [The Guardian] The numbers are damning. Within 15 years 98% of the rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia will be gone … Yet this gloomy script was supposed to have included a small but significant glimmer of hope. Oil palm for biofuel was to have been one of the best solutions in saving the planet from greenhouse gases and global warming. Instead the forests are being torn down in the headlong rush to boost palm oil production.

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