Palm Oil's Environmental Cost

Just outside Danau Sentarum National Park, a large and diverse wetland area in West Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo, lumberjacks working for an Indonesia plantation company are busy felling trees and clearing the tropical forest. On the other side of the world, in London, a child is unwrapping and preparing to eat a chocolate bar. The connection between these two seemingly unrelated occurrences is simple: palm oil.

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