April 27

Viewpoint: How Do Oil Palm Companies Get Away With Disregarding Indonesian Law?

“Please tell me how I can make companies obey the law,” the official said.

He was exasperated by the companies whose oil palm plantations saturated the subdistrict he headed in Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer. Their managers refused to give him information, address complaints or even come to his office when called, he told me and my co-researcher Pujo Semedi.

Photo courtesy of oneVillage Initiative.

Source: Mongabay (link opens in a new window)

Agriculture, Environment
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