Oil Used in Snacks to Soap Seen Curbed as Rains Won’t Save Trees

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Trees from which palm oil is derived are so starved of water that even an abundance of rainfall won’t be able to offer much relief immediately, according to one of the world’s biggest producers of the commodity used in food and cosmetics.

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