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4:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Palm Oil Plantations Are Blamed For Many Evils. But Change Is Coming

A forest worker fells palm trees on an illegal palm oil plantation in Aceh Province, Indonesia.
Anthony Kuhn NPR

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 6:34 am

Palm oil is in everything, from pizza dough and chocolate to laundry detergent and lipstick. Non-governmental organizations blame it for contributing to assorted evils, from global warming to human rights abuses.

But in the past year, this complex global industry has changed, as consumers put pressure on producers to show that they're not destroying forests, killing rare animals, grabbing land or exploiting workers.

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4:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

3D Printers Are Changing The Way People Think About Manufacturing

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 7:06 am

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4:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Ariz. Sheriff Who's Tough On Illegal Immigration Faces Contempt Hearing

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 6:34 am

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4:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Immigrants Flee South Africa After Xenophobic Attacks

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 6:34 am

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4:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Celebrated Afghan Writer Recalls Kabul Of Decades Ago

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 6:18 am

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