How One Country Stopped Eating The Rainforest (HBO)

Half of all packaged products in the supermarket contain an ingredient called palm oil. It's cheap and versatile, but the environmental consequences of the booming industry are huge.

Millions of acres of rainforest, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia, have been destroyed to make way for oil palm plantations. Forest species are being pushed to the brink of extinction, and fires have created a blanket of smog that’s smashing air pollution records.

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