A controversial collaboration: Scientists team up with the palm oil industry

By Siobhán Dunphy - 26.07.2019

If you can’t beat them, join them. Or so the old adage goes. And that’s exactly what scientists working at the SMART Research Institute (SMATRI) in Indonesia are doing. The oil palm research institute is owned by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) — part of Sinar Mas, one of the largest palm oil conglomerates in the world.

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