Palm oil being used as an ecopolitical pawn

  • Letters
  • Monday, 18 Mar 2019

DEFORESTATION, loss of bio-diversity, emission of greenhouse gases and global climate change have become the buzz words used by NGOs and other influential parties with self-interest to convince consumers to abandon the use of palm oil and turn instead to alternative vegetable oils such as sunflower, soybean and rapeseed, and thereby save the world from environmental disaster.

Here are some simple facts.

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