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Palm oil plantations are under pressure to prove they’re sustainable — but the process can have devastating effects on local communities and the plantations themselves

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php Mass production of palm oil around the world has been linked to widespread destruction of rainforests, pollution, and human rights violations. Some palm plantations are deemed sustainable, but getting certification can take years and it can cost $US17,000 a year to get audited. In Guatemala, the arrival of palm […]
Palm oil plantations are under pressure to prove they’re sustainable — but the process can have devastating effects on local communities and the plantations themselves