Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a peatland clearing that was engulfed by fire in Banjar Baru in Southern Kalimantan province, on Borneo island, on September 23, 2015. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Is the palm oil industry going up in smoke as market forces and environmental concerns collide?

  • Malaysia and Indonesia are grappling with an impending European Union ban on palm oil in biofuel combined with uncertain demand from the food industry, declining global oil prices and questions about the credibility of ‘sustainable’ plantations

TOP PICKS

Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a peatland clearing that was engulfed by fire in Banjar Baru in Southern Kalimantan province, on Borneo island, on September 23, 2015. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE