palm oil and major ecological implications
palm oil as a commodity chain with major ecological implications. Palm oil has become a commodity chain that has become heavily influenced by almost every product we consume. The deforestation produces with carbon emissions that it releases has led to the maltreatment of the endangered species and indigenous people and not to mention the environment.
What are the ecosystem impacts from the use of palm oil?
The coffee commodity is very similar to palm oil products considering that they both leave various amounts of damages to the environment when eventually being produced.
Your task here is to examine palm oil as a commodity chain with major ecological implications. Use the following maxim to guide you: “Geography is not what you see, it’s what you don’t see.”
Please use the coffee commodity chains example. In your considerations, please examine the amount of faith placed in market-based solutions to climate change.
When discussing the readings and analyzing palm oil not just as a commodity, but the result of a commodity chain/network try to
A. Use the nodal approach I employed in class (when I discussed the can of tuna)
B. Use the “template” of coffee (you can use tuna as well, Chapter 13)
C. The role of neoliberalism in the culling of 100,000 men of the forest
D. A critical examination of market-based solutions using the narrative/concept/ideology/signifying practices model
Why is buying palm oil bad for the environment?
In an essay of at least 1000 words, refer to the videos and readings in answering the question(s) directed to you.
Please be sure to refer to the rubric.
Please be sure to answer the question.
(Subscription only files will be upload in materials)
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/12/palm-oil-products-borneo-africa-environment-impact/ (PDF available in Readings Folder)
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/12/palm-oil-destroying-rainforests-household-items/ (PDF available in Readings Folder)