Palm Oil Ban Likely To Displace, Not Halt, Biodiversity Losses: Study
A ban on palm oil due to fears it may cause deforestation could displace rather than halt global biodiversity losses as it would likely increase output of other oil crops to meet rising vegetable oil demand, an international survey showed on Tuesday.
Palm oil has been at the heart of heated debate in recent years, notably in the European Union where the Parliament has suggested banning its use in transport fuels altogether, raising outcry in top world producers Indonesia and Malaysia.
An EU deal was adopted earlier this month to phase out of its use by 2030.
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