Protecting forests is vital as we ramp up the race against climate change. Recently, awareness has grown of the impacts of uncontrolled palm oil expansion. However, this must be placed into context against broader vegetable oil and agricultural production. Soybeans and palm oil are key raw materials for meeting the growing demand for vegetable oils (see graphic below). Yet they are also two of the biggest drivers of deforestation worldwide. Therefore, identifying sustainable methods for producing oils is an urgent issue.
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