The Tragedy of Palm Oil in Central America

0-1-0-pasionriver.2Growing oil palm plantations in Central America for the production of so-called “renewable” Biodiesel and other “eco-friendly” products has caused massive social and ecological destruction, as the following two articles from UpsideDownWorld.org explain.
Miguel Facusse, who recently died, was the palm oil king believed responsible for the coup in Honduras and untolled murders of peasants, journalists and others in the country who dared to oppose him.
Yet more reminders that we need to change the system, not how it’s fueled.

Palm Oil Industry Tied to Ecocide in Guatemalan River
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Miguel Facussé is dead: What does that mean for the people of Honduras?
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