Palming off livelihoods? The misguided campaign against palm oil
Internationally environmental non-government organisations and activists are campaigning against industry and consumer use of palm oil. Their opposition to is driven by claims that it is unsustainable promotes deforestation and reduces orang-utan populations.
Regulations have now been approved in the European Union to artificially reduce the capacity for palm oil to be imported as a biofuel.
But these campaigns are based on false foundations.