palm oil


Human-Caused Wildfires Caused the Sky to Change Color in Indonesia

The nation's worst fire season since 2015 spurred one Twitter user to say, "This is Earth, not the planet Mars."


There's a New Hazelnut Spread in Town and It Wants to Take On Nutella

The Barilla Group is set to launch the palm-oil-free Crema Pan di Stelle in January of next year.


Many 'Vanilla' Ice Creams Contain Precisely No Vanilla, Milk, or Cream, Study Says

In some “ice creams,” cream and milk were replaced with partially reconstituted dried skim milk, whey protein, and palm or coconut oil.


That Nutella Taster Job Isn't Actually as Awesome as It Sounds

For one, you don't actually get to eat any Nutella.


How one country learned to stop killing the rainforest

The monkey-killing fat you've never heard of is everywhere.


A Python Swallowed an Indonesian Palm Oil Farmer Whole

Experts say deforestation forced the snake to seek alternative food sources.


Why Green Bean Casserole Is Killing Off Rhinos

The creamy, bubbly casserole is an iconic Thanksgiving dish, but those French-fried onions on top—as well as a whole host of other supermarket foods—are full of wildlife-endangering palm oil.


What's Being Done to Stop Palm Oil Plantations from Destroying Indonesia's Rainforests?

Since VICE on HBO investigated the terrible consequences of Indonesia's palm oil industry last season, has anything changed for the better? We asked an expert if there was hope for activists on the horizon.


Watch Our HBO Episode About the Search for Powerful Anti-Bacterial Compounds in the Jungle

In this episode from season three of our HBO show, we tagged along as scientists searched the jungles for new life-saving drugs. Then, we went to Indonesia to investigate the unfortunate realities of the palm oil boom.


Why a Scandinavian Hotel Group Is Banning Bacon and Some Cereals

The Norwegian hotel group Nordic Choice Hotel Group—which operates Comfort hotels, Quality hotels, Clarion hotels, and others throughout Scandinavia and the Baltics—is taking meat off the menu at some Comfort hotels, citing sustainability reasons...


Indonesia’s Fires Are Serious, so Why Isn’t Indonesia Taking Them Seriously?

Fires have now been burning across several islands since September, producing more greenhouse gases than the daily output of the United States.


As Indonesia's Fires Rage Yet Again, Experts Call for a Long-Term Solution

Haze from the annual forest fires — deliberately set to clear land for agriculture — are causing massive amounts of pollution, sickening people, and endangering wildlife.