Palm oil plantations need a place to grow and, unfortunately, they need a tropical climate too. Large areas of tropical rainforest have been clear down and the soil burned because it is the cheapest and fastest way to prepare the soil for future plantations. Palm oil plantations also produce pollution that reaches rivers and pollutes water. Not only do animals lose their homes because of plantations – people lose their homeland as well! As people are expelled from their country, social conflicts arise.
From a distance, the plantations can look pretty good, but if you look closely, you will notice that there are no animals, insects, or birds. That is why they are called “green deserts”. Many producers are now moving to Africa and Latin America because of “new opportunities”.
Mayantu uses only natural-appearing palm aggregations in their native land and environment. No need for clearing the land, artificial growth, and human manipulation. Nature already did it all by herself!