Sustainable Development

Could the EU's ban on palm oil in biofuels do more harm than good?

A worker unloads oil palm fruits to a local palm oil factory in the Serdang Bedagai district of Indonesia's North Sumatra province, November 30, 2011. Palm oil production in Indonesia, the world's top palm oil producer, is estimated to hit 23 million to 24 million tonnes in 2011, but could rise by as much as 1.5 million tonnes next year, a leading planter told Reuters this week. Picture taken November 30, 2011

A worker unloads oil palm fruits to at a factory in Indonesia Image: REUTERS/Y.T Haryono

Shareen Shariza Abdul Ghani
Director and co-founder, Sorga Ventures
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