AP investigation uncovers sexual abuse in palm oil industry

Associated Press interviews alleged massive scandal

A report by the Associated Press has found that dozens of women have alleged violent and sexual abuse while working on Indonesia and Malaysia palm oil plantations.

An investigation by Margie Mason and Robin McDowell discovered multiple cases of unsafe working conditions, child labour, slavery, accusations of rape, and "brutal treatment of women in the industry".

“Palm oil is found in everything from potato chips and pills to pet food, and... in the $530 billion beauty business, including L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Avon and Johnson & Johnson.”

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