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Switzerland: Scientific research on palm oil

Palm Kernel & Nut
RBD Palm Oil
Switzerland
Published Jan 26, 2022

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Scientists from EPFL and the WSL Federal Institute have studied the transformation of savannas into oil palm crops, an alternative that does not involve deforestation. They show that adapting farming methods would improve the carbon footprint of these plantations and help reduce their environmental impact (photo Union suisse des pays). In its current form, palm oil production contributes drastically to deforestation and the disappearance of biodiversity, creates social tensions and has a very heavy carbon footprint. But it is also a product used all over the world, with enormous demand, inexpensive and on which countless small producers in tropical zones depend, writes EPFL on Monday January 24 in a press release. As part of the "Oil Palm Adaptive Landscape" project funded by the Swiss National Fund and led by ETH Zurich, Juan Carlos Quezada, then a doctoral student at the Ecological Systems Laboratory (ECOS) at EPFL, and scientists from the Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and ...
Source: Agrihebdo
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