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Jullianna Stalbaum

Environment

Palm Oil Plantations Are a Threat to the Environment

It is 2017, and I am still struggling to understand how the Palm Oil industry has taken flight and bolstered into one of the world’s most rapidly growing industries. Controversial enough, palm oil is in high demand as an inexpensive alternative to trans fats, mainly used in processed foods and cosmetic products. 53.67 million metric tons of palm oil is produced each year, and it wouldn’t be surprising if everybody owned and/or used at least

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