International news channel that specializes in exploring uncomfortable truths and going to places we do not belong, VICE recently presented a sneak peek video for its series “VICE on HBO” about Palm oil business in Indonesia. As you might know, palm oil is used in almost all of the foods we eat and most of our household products, everything from packaged bread to cookies to toothpaste and soap. Production of palm oil has surged as a cheap alternative to trans fats. But as demand grows, growers in Indonesia are pushing farther and farther onto rainforest land, torching the forests as they go. The mass-burning of Indonesian jungles poses a major threat to wildlife, indigenous populations, and our global climate. Through this scenario, Ben Anderson who is part of VICE journalist goes to Indonesia to see the realities of the palm oil boom up close. For more information about Forest Nature and Environment Aceh and its Rainforest Action Network please visit both the links above.

VICE News is an international news channel created by and for a connected generation. Their documentaries and original news series bring you an unvarnished look at some of the most important events of our time, and shine a light on underreported stories around the globe. The media is originally a print magazine and website focused on arts, culture, and news topics. Founded in 1994 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the magazine later expanded into Vice Media, which consists of divisions including the magazine and website, a film production company, a record label, and a publishing imprint. As of February 2015, the magazine’s Chief Creative Officer is Eddy Moretti, Andrew Creighton is President, the editor-in-chief is Ellis Jones and Alex Miller is the global head of content.

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