Palm Oil Industry and Poverty Reduction

Alan Oxley, The Jakarta Post

Writing in the International Herald Tribune late last year, Tun Dr. Lim Yeng Kaik, a former senior Malaysian Cabinet minister, characterized the campaign of Western environmental activists to restrict the palm oil industry as the environmental version of the “White Man’s Burden”.  The aim was to impose western values on colonial peoples. He coined the term the Green Man’s burden. Continue reading