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Industrial palm oil production expands at expense of rainforests in Peru

Date : 10th January 2012, Source : Mongabay



Intensive palm oil production is expanding at the expense of biolologically-rich lowland rainforests in the Peruvian Amazon, reports a study published in Environmental Research Letters. The research indicates that enthusiasm for oil palm one of the world's most lucrative crops is taking a toll on forests outside of Southeast Asia, where the vast majority of palm oil is produced.

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0110-peru_palm_oil.html





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