Palm oil production: a controversial industry

Oreo. KitKat. Nutella. What do these tasty snacks have in common? One ingredient – palm oil – is found in a variety of everyday foods and household products, but few people realize the negative impact associated with the production of palm oil.

The issue
Every year, for a few days, Singapore is covered in a blanket of haze. It reduces visibility, makes the air unbreathable, and leads to increased respiratory problems among the city’s population of over 5 million. The cause? Forest fires in Indonesia. Continue reading