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palm oil plantation

Oil Palm plantation in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo (an eco "hotspot", and one of the most biodiverse regions in the world).

 

this statement about palm oil is from Rainforest Action Network

ran.org/what_we_do/stop_rainforest_agribusiness/

 

Get the truth about biofuels

 

Biofuels began with a great dream: making fuel from oil or plant waste. But when agribusinesses got involved, the dream went bad.

 

Biofuels made from recycled waste products differ greatly from agrifuels – agribusinesses’ industrial alternative. To meet increasing demand for these fuels, U.S. agribusinesses are destroying pristine ecosystems to make way for palm and soy plantations. Clearing the rainforest furthers global warming by releasing massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere and threatens to increase world hunger by diverting crops from food. Don’t support biofuels that come from newly cleared rainforests.

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Taken on September 29, 2007