Indonesia's Palm Oil Industry Rife With Human-Rights Abuses
A Bloomberg Businessweek feature by acclaimed investigative journalist Benjamin Skinner, the author of A Crime So Monstrous.
As it’s grown, the palm oil industry has drawn scrutiny from environmental activists in Europe and the U.S. They decry the destruction of rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia to support oil palm expansion, which threatens the natural habitats of endangered species such as pygmy elephants and Sumatran tigers. The human costs of the palm oil boom, however, have been largely overlooked.