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(BBC-US)   Palm oil firms violate legal requirements to pay indigenous tribes $90 million worth of plasma per year, promise they'll make it up with energon or corbomite next Tuesday   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Palm oil, Oil palm, Arecaceae, indigenous communities, major firms, Malaysia, steady drumbeat of allegations, oil palm tree  
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521 clicks; posted to Business » on 23 May 2022 at 5:05 AM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-05-23 7:39:10 AM  
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It's sad to visit these places. The dwindling jungle a stone's throw away is full of life and diversity, and then the incredibly vast palm plantation is by comparison virtually a dead zone.

While the injustice being perpetrated against these indigenous tribes is despicable, and the corporate excuses are a bad joke... the supposedly "good" outcome of co-opting them to destroy their own ancestral lands for a cut of the spoils isn't really all that great either.

/but palms are a very efficient source of oil; the only thing to be done is try to mitigate the harm
2022-05-23 8:48:51 AM  
3 votes:
And the Indonesian government does...nothing. Nice job. Apparently the bribes worked.
2022-05-23 3:00:36 AM  
2 votes:
Unhealthy oil is the product of unethical business? Shocking...
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