Planters surprised by govt decision to freeze oil palm acreage expansion


LOCAL planters have been taken by surprise by the Government’s latest decision to stop increasing the planted area for oil palm.

This move certainly bodes well for Western NGOs, green activists and several European nations, which have been launching campaigns against palm oil in recent years to discredit the crop on concerns associated with deforestation, the loss of biodiversity and the destruction of critical habitat for endangered species.

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