Thursday, January 15, 2015

[biofuelwatch] In Colombia, a palm oil boom with roots in conflict





In Colombia, a palm oil boom with roots in conflict

 December 30, 2014  

 Long before the massacre, when Mapiripan was just a faraway little place not worth fighting for, Aida Gordilla and her family came to the wide-open grasslands outside town and fenced off a homestead. They called it Macondo, like the enchanted village in the Colombian novel popular at the time, "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

Today, a sign at the edge of town still reads "Macondo Way," but the road leads to a palm oil processing plant amid a vast orchard of a million trees, sown in tidy rows by a Spanish-Italian company, Poligrow. Gordilla's family and the others are gone....[Continue reading at http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/in-colombia-a-palm-oil-boom-has-its-roots-in-years-of-fighting/2014/12/29/ae6eb10c-796b-11e4-9721-80b3d95a28a9_story.html]

 




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