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The article claims that palm oil production provides several benefits, and it should be expanded, and provides three reasons of support. The professor explains that palm tree farming should not be expanded and refutes each of the author's reasons. First, the article claims that since palm tree produces higher oil in the same land, comparing to other plants, it is more environmentally friendly. The professor opposes this point by stating that as a result of growing demand for palm oil in food and cosmetic industry, farmers are clearing more and more land to increase their palm oil production. She continues, in just one country seven thousand squre meters deforestation is done in per minute. Second, the article claims that using biodiesel produces less carbon emissions than fossil fuels. The professor explains although it is true that carbon emission is less in biodiesel, for the production of biodiesel from palm tree, farmers first burn plants in the forest called peat that emits a lot of carbon into the atmosphere. Third, the article states that production of palm oil is more profitable for small-scale farmers. The professor objects this point by saying that it under the control of large-scale farmers, and they play central role in the farmin and production of palm oil. Small-scale farmers get very little in return of their work.
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