From rainforest to your cupboard: the real story of palm oil - interactive

We need to put this in perspective.
The total area of land used for palm oil production is 36 Million acres.
The total area of land used for livestock production is 15500 Million acres.
The powers-that-be would like us to get all distracted about palm oil while they are razing more of the Amazon every two years for livestock production than all the land used for palm oil production in all of eternity. But...

You wash with it, you brush with it, you toast it, it’s in 50% of what you buy – but what’s the real story of palm oil? Use the interactive below to trace the journey of palm oil…
 

Sailesh Rao

Dr. Sailesh Rao is an Electrical Engineer, systems specialist, Climate Healer, author of "Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies" and "Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis", and Executive Producer of "The Human Experiment", "Cowspiracy," "What The Health” and “A Prayer for Compassion.