France plans a palm oil tax to protect animals and rainforest in Indonesia

By the time you finish reading this article, browse the internet, scroll through Facebook, and grab a snack, up to 300 football fields of forest across Indonesia will have been cleared to make room for palm plantations. Palm oil is a popular, cheap oil that is used in around 50 percent of consumer goods.Because of this rapid deforestation, in the past 10 years, the orangutan population has decreased by 50 percent as the result of…

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