In the last thirty years, palm oil, which is extracted from the fruit of the oil palms, has become one of the most extensively used plant derivates.
Today, palm oil is present in a wide range of products, starting from food, detergents, decorative cosmetics, toiletries, candles, livestock and pets feed, to the technical lubricants. Palm oil is also used for the production of agrofuels that, despite their name,cause damage to our environment.
Intensive oil palm cultivation is one of the key driving factors of destruction of tropical rainforests in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South America, and thus contributes to the destruction of the environment of local people, plants, and animals.
The Green desert movie
An ordinary European has never been so much responsible for deforestation in tropics as s/he is today. Why is that so? The answer is given by the documentary of Michael Galik who takes us to the other end of the planet - on the tropical island of Borneo. The film reveals startling secrets hidden behind the widespread palm oil industry.