Thursday, December 15, 2011

Vegetable oils and deforestation

I just read the following in 3 December New Scientist:

"Growing demand for vegetable oil is destroying tropical forests by driving the expansion of oilseed plantations.  If everyone in Europe and the US cut their daily consumption of the oil by 25 grams--equivilant to one large helping of fries--70 per cent less forest would be lost (Biological Conservation, DOI: 10.1016/j.biocons.2011.10.029)."


Just wait till we're growing more oil to feed our cars!

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