environment

Is Indonesia's Fire Crisis Connected to the Palm Oil in our Snack Food?

Lindsey Allen
The Guardian
The widespread burning of tropical rainforests and peatlands to develop pulpwood and palm oil plantations is one of the largest sources of carbon pollution occurring in the world today. The fires are due to a broken system of international commodity production that will take all of us at both ends of the supply chain to fix. This will necessitate holding Western companies accountable for the consequences of their global operations.

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