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Asian Agri and the Future of Palm Oil Harvard

For Asian Agri and other Indonesian producers of palm oil, the promised future increase in demand of rapidly growing Asian populations, but also intensifying criticism from environmental groups. With the highest performance and lowest cost of production of any edible oil, palm oil was cheap and abundant source of food for the international markets of Asia and, to a lesser extent. Its production has increased from 1970 to 2010, sparking concern among environmentalists for the conversion of land with high conservation value in Malaysia and Indonesia (where almost 90% of palm oil is produced) in palm oil plantations. Critics have intensified their campaigns in recent years, driving-sometimes successfully, packaged food manufacturers and investors to boycott palm oil suppliers accused of…