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Everything Animals: Orangutans fall victim to palm oil producers

Deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia (courtesy of Rhett A. Butler, Mongabay.com) Deforestation in Sumatra, Indonesia (courtesy of Rhett A. Butler, Mongabay.com)
Nyaru Mentang Orangutan Rehabilitation and Reintroduction Center. Nyaru Mentang Orangutan Rehabilitation and Reintroduction Center.

Burlington, Vermont - January 4, 2011

Vermonters are big fans of knowing where their food comes from. However palm oil, a key ingredient in many of the foods we enjoy, isn't something you can pick up at the farmers' market.

Laurel Neme, the author of "Animal Investigators" and the host of "The WildLife Radio Show" on WOMM-LP, explains how the palm oil industry is devastating orangutans in Southeast Asia and what people there are doing to protect the species.

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