Monoculture clear cutting comes first so all the 400+ species of trees per square mile, the 4,000 species of other plants per square mile and roughly 40,000 other species per square mile are cut and burned. TOAST. Then palm trees are planted and the farmer makes just enough to do it and nothing more while UNILEVER corporation makes the fat profits. Most is used in cosmetics but like cottonseed oil it is in our food, from soup to candy to too many things. Cheap oil equals rainforest destruction. Some countries are now limiting even banning further land being used this way. One more bad example of our stewardship of assets overseas would be cold war related. Nuclear testing on islands in S Pacific. This has led to an 60+ year exodus of natives of Christmas Island due to radioactivity still found in everything on Island. Our demand for barbeque Charcoal, although we don’t own the land or have lease thereof in Haiti, ( the poorest country in western hemisphere) which really isn’t far from us. We did create a Reprint David Bowie T shirt demand great enough for Haitians to burn their forests to turn them to charcoal.