palm oil plantation in Cigudeg, Bogor, Mar 2008. Wikimedia Commons
By Pietro Paganini
The Jakarta Post-Nov 15
Get ready, because the war against palm oil will not end as long as palm oil continues to be more competitive, better-quality and above all more sustainable than other vegetable oils, especially European vegetable oils. This is demonstrated by the fact every time a step forward is made towards sustainability, accusers come up with new arguments, without acknowledging the incredible efforts made in just a few short years, in extremely difficult geographical and socio-economic conditions.
First published in: The Jakarta Post