Slaves In The 21st Century – The untold reality of Indonesia

Indonesian palm oil and the modern bond slaves of export-led development.

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Palm oil is everywhere. It’s used in hundreds of supermarket products and increasingly, for biofuel production, nevertheless it is one of the most devastating crops for the environment. Palm oil is not just ecologically damaging but ethically unsound, its production reinforces abject poverty which is amplified and consolidated by the most novel manifestation of late-modernity; globalisation. Continue reading