Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.


The New York Times
A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions. Story here.
A palm oil concession in Sumatra. Photo by Hayd.

Agriculture replaces fossil fuels as largest human source of sulfur to the environment

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