Check out these sad and chilling photos….from lush, bio-diverse forests, to stark, sickening monoculture palm oil plantations.
The only people who make money from this practice are the government officials, the palm oil goons, and the local bought-off enforcement officials.
Everybody else LOSES. Why is this allowed? China? Money? Greed?
- Palm Oil Giant Moves Forward With Zero Deforestation Initiative http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0605-gar-high-carbon-stock-report.html
- Regency head calls for stop to palm oil development in contested peat forest in Indonesia (endoftheicons.wordpress.com)
- Despite moratorium and investigation, fires rage in key Sumatran peat swamp (endoftheicons.wordpress.com)
- Ford, GM, and Nissan profiting from indigenous land theft, slave labor, and deforestation (spiritandanimal.wordpress.com)
- Tropical Deforestation Emissions May Be Lower Than We Think, Maybe (treehugger.com)