The growth of the palm oil industry has transformed part of the tropical rain forest of Papua, Indonesia, into gridded blocks of palm oil plantations. Indonesia produces a little over half of the world’s palm oil. Together, Indonesia and Malaysia produce 87% of the world’s palm oil.
Palm oil is used in about half of all consumer goods. It is found in cooking oil, soap, food additives, and myriad other products. You have almost certainly used palm oil recently probably without knowing it.
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