[LINK] Scientists call for urgent rethink of tropical peatland palm oil and drainage-based agriculture

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Credit: University of Nottingham

An honorary associate professor at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) is among scientists campaigning to dispel the myth that palm oil and other drainage-based agriculture can be developed on tropical peat soils through current agricultural practices.

In two recently published articles in the journal, Global Change Biology, the academics challenged the concept that palm oil producers can label any product as sustainable when planted on the unique and globally important tropical peat soil ecosystems found in Southeast Asia.

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