[April 10, 2017] “Tropical vegetable oils could be produced sustainably”

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“Drawn to the social, economic, and environmental impacts of oil crops in the tropics, Derek Byerlee, Walter Falcon, and Roz Naylor provide context and understanding of the booming vegetable oil sector in their new book, The Tropical Oil Crops Revolution: Managing Tradeoffs Among Food, Farmers, Fuels, and Forests.

According to the authors, palm oil and soybeans account for two of the principal commodities of the oil crop industry. Their production, along with that of other vegetable oil crops, has significantly increased in the tropics over the past two decades and as a result have become a central part of the region’s economic development.”… To read more, click here