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Palm Oil: Enemy Number One Of Indonesia's Tropical Rainforests

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  • Pat Neuman
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      - Palm Oil: Enemy Number One Of Indonesia's Tropical Rainforests

      Pekanbaru, Indonesia (AFP) Mar 02, 2006 - Margarine, lipstick, ice
      cream, shampoo, chocolate -- all use palm oil as a crucial ingredient
      but with booming demand, the plantations are swallowing up forests, a
      conference here heard. How to balance profit with preserving the
      environment and limiting deforestation provided the cut and thrust at
      a two-day meeting here in Riau province on Sumatra island, where huge
      swathes of forest have been among the casualties of the palm oil boom.
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