Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Palm oil deal 'a threat to the rainforest'

Palm Oil Trees
The policy is almost certain to increase demand for palm oil, which can only be grown in tropical climates in Malaysia, Indonesia and other Asian countries, West Africa and the Amazon in Brazil. Rainforests have strong carbon credentials; they suck carbon dioxide out of the air as they grow.

Photo courtesy of Adam Lane/Flickr

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