WBFO |  Converting forests into palm oil plantations is ‘total devastation’ for the planet

WBFO | Converting forests into palm oil plantations is ‘total devastation’ for the planet

“Indonesian farmers who grow palm oil also contributed to the biodiesel supply,” Lustgarten explains, “but as soybean oil supplies around the world were used up to support biodiesel in the United States, the food industry, which uses vegetable oils for lots of different purposes, went to palm oil instead. So, palm oil demand increased dramatically as the soybean oil on the market disappeared.”

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