MEP Katerina Konecna has written a draft report for the European Parliament entitled “palm oil and deforestation of rainforests”. The report’s goal to reduce the EU’s impact on deforestation is reasonable and laudable. However, MEP Konecna wrongly targets palm oil. The report is filled with untrue statements about palm oil that are contradicted by existing scientific and academic evidence.
The Oil Palm Truth will, over the coming days, outline the facts and evidence to illustrate some specific areas where MEP Konecna’s report is wrong about Palm Oil – and why other MEPs should not accept her claims.