GreenPalm (2015) states how ‘the removal of acres of rainforest threatens the rich biodiversity’ in the ‘ecosystems’. Highlighting the risks of the cutting of the oil palm trees to produce the palm oil to both the environment and also the organisms which live within the areas, as certain species in the areas of the clearing of land, mainly with the palm oil ‘exported from Indonesia and Malaysia’ according to Say-No-To-Palm-Oil (2015), face possible extinction. There is still however ways in which the production of palm oil can be sustainable to the environment, as palm oil is essential for the use by humans because of the containment of the nutrients and also with the production of foods and
Massive cutting of coconut trees, inter-cropping and conversion of agricultural and into non-agricultural use are the main problems of coconut farms in the Philippines (RBOI-ARMM, n.d). Cutting of coconut trees results in lower production and supply of coconut products or export mainly coconut oil because cutting of trees will reduce the number of nuts which are used to produce coconut oil. The preservation of coconut trees is needed to sustain the needs for coconut oil and other coconut products, and so the Coconut Preservation Act is required. Proper implementation of the laws such as Coconut Preservation Act is necessary to maintain or increase the supply of coconut oil and preserve the income for the coconut farmers in the Philippines. If the coconut trees are protected and preserved then, the coconut oil industry will prosper and, so the economy of the Philippines will develop.
Palm oil industries also help the economic growth of a country because it helps the rural places society to generate their income. It is also reduce the rate of unemployment because this sector offers variety of jobs and field to join. After years research and development of palm oil, they have found that there are many advantage using palm oil as the bio-fuel. One of the advantage is the combustion of pal oil bio-fuel does not rise the level of carbon dioxide on the atmosphere as the oil is merely returning the carbon dioxide obtained earlier from the atmosphere through photosynthesis. After that, the scientist suggested that using bio-fuel for burning is much better instead using fossil fuel because fossil fuel is green house gas that decrease the ozone layer
So, this book discusses different strategies that are being used to help producers get a better advantage to provide a living for their families. Different strategies being used include shade-grown coffee, differentiation of products, organic coffe... ... middle of paper ... ...ir payment to producers while also lowering the price to consumers. All of the strategies mentioned can help farmers but none of them seem to be the key solution. The supply of coffee is just too high with not as much of a demand. The problem with these strategies is that they can only protect a certain amount of producers, while leaving the rest to fend for themselves against the coyotes.
Cutting down the Brazilian rainforest is not a morally just thing to do. Not only does leave the soil sterile and cut the land used for crops’ life in half, but it also eliminates the opportunity for new medicines to be found, new plants to use for treatment in the medical field, and petroleum substitutes to be collected and used, just to name a few. In addition, the presence of the rainforest helps protect us from global warming and keeps some of the rarest and beneficial animals and their homes alive. However, many people feel that the cities in Brazil are very crowded and the opening of the Amazon basin for people to live will be beneficial to the overcrowding problem. Also, by cutting down the rainforest, Brazil makes good money selling the lumber to Japan.
DNA profiling: DNA profiling is used to i... ... middle of paper ... ...d bananas and other foods is beneficial but there are also some aspects of the technology that people are questioning. The benefits include things like the lead on effects disease resistance; making GM foods eliminates the use of harmful pesticides; which consequently reduces farming costs (as pesticides are expensive). Using genetic modification, the nutrients within foods can be increased to benefit undernourished populations and societies. Despite these benefits people are concerned about the safety of eating these genetically modified foods and also the costs it is taking to produce them. People worry that the introduced genes could come from a source known to cause allergies or a source that humans have never consumed before, therefore there is the possibility of us becoming suspect to any diseases they carry.
In Indonesia and Malaysia, a total of 4.5 million people earn their living from palm oil production. Stopping the production of palm oil altogether would create significant problems for these people. Palm oil smallholders are some of the poorest farmers in the world. The money they earn from growing oil palm trees is crucial to feed and care for their families. From these facts we can see how palm oil supports economies too.
Palm oil is used in a wide variety of foods and hygiene products. It is an oil made from the pulp of the oil palm, usually the African oil palm. There has been a lot of controversy on the health effects that palm oil has; a recent study has shown that regularly ingesting this oil can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, while another shows no correlation between the oil and the risk of coronary artery disease (Loki). While the health effects are still being debated, there is no question that this highly-used ingredient is killing rainforests in Malaysia and Indonesia, threatening many species, including the Sumatran elephant, tiger, and orangutan, as well as the Bornean orangutans and pygmy elephants, all of which are critically endangered
The negative ramifications from this are potentially disastrous, not only to the peatlands but, to all the forest ecosystems of Thailand. This essay is designed to educate, the reader, on the biophysical and socio-economic impacts, yet also providing solutions to mitigate the harmful repercussions of the palm oil industry on the peatlands of Thailand. Palm Oil Industrialisation The global palm oil industry has produced 45.3 million tons in 2009 that it’s no wonder this highly efficient and profitable ... ... middle of paper ... ...ust much slower. The best solution would be to combine the last idea with this one. Having public awareness and conserving the right land.
The rainforests are cleared for commercial farming of these crops, which are then exported cheaply to Western countries. More recently, the illegal drug cocaine has become a popular cash crop and there are no ways to enforce laws to prevent this happening. Not only are the crops exported to Western countries, but they are also used to feed the country's own people. Most countries that have rainforests have large populations that the government cannot manage to feed. By clearing the rainforests they have instant land to grow these essential foods, and provide work for those people who cannot find any.