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palm oil

People are calling it “buttergate,” and palm oil might be to blame.
Workers claim they've been cheated, threatened and forced to work off insurmountable debts despite some only making $2 per day.
What is worse is that from a climate perspective these supposedly "carbon neutral" fuels can only be considered carbon neutral in century timescales. Unfortunately, very few organisms live lives marked by century timescales.
Companies in a variety of sectors are not letting potential challenges hinder their efforts to achieve a deforestation-free supply chain, however. Rather than allowing potential roadblocks to hamper sustainability efforts, corporations are harnessing technological innovations to achieve environmental and business objectives.
We are made aware almost daily of the dire impacts of biodiversity loss and climate change. It can be overwhelming, but the good news is that there are simple things we can do in our daily lives that can make a real difference. And Earth Day is the perfect time to consider taking a couple of small steps. I've had the good fortune to travel the world with my brother making documentaries about the environment for more than four years, and here are just a few tips that we've picked up, and you can consider adopting them too.
If you've just been shopping at the supermarket or hardware store, chances are you've brought a little bit of tropical rainforest home with you. And chances are some of it was illegally cleared.