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14 Mar, 2014

How palm oil could kill orangutans – The Hindu

Greenpeace has spent the last few years furiously campaigning against Indonesia’s palm oil companies, which have been the main drivers of massive deforestation across the once-thickly forested archipelago.

The NGO is currently investigating linkages between the global consumer goods giant, Proctor and Gamble, and companies in its palm oil supply chain that are still involved in active deforestation: clearing orangutan habitat, sparking social conflict with indigenous communities and contributing to global warming. The palm oil industry in Indonesia is hugely powerful. The country is the world’s largest producer of the product, and the sector accounts for 11 per cent of Indonesia’s export earnings, second only to oil and gas.

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