palm oil trade

palm oil


do you know that when you are brushing your teeth, doing your laundry or snacking on cookies, you might be helping to kill the forest at the same time? palm oil was thought to be healthier than animal oil, so human has huge demands on palm oil. indonesia is the largest palm oil exporter, and to do that, large amount of rainforest has been destroyed in order to enlarge the oil-palm plantations. just in 2009-2011. 1.24 million hectares of forest were lost, that included 2/3 of the critically endangered sumatra tiger’s home. to avoid being the one helping to put the tiger and many other animals to extinction, there need to be policies to make sure the supply of palm oil are free from forest destruction and exploitation.棕櫚油增產-毀生態-224519881.html

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