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Palm oil offers no green solution

Date : 2nd December 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story



A major international study says palm oil plantations reduce plant and animal diversity, and do little to reduce carbon emissions. Researchers say tropical forests are increasingly cleared to make way for palm oil crops, leading to a reduction in habitats for many rare species. The problem is most acute in Malaysia and Indonesia which produce around 85% of the world's palm oil. The report is published in the journal Conservation Biology.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7758542.stm





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