2019 | United States, Indonesia | Documentary

Sequence Sago

  • English 4 mins
  • Director | Daniel Grossman, Rebecca Grossman
  • Producer | Daniel Grossman, Rebecca Grossman

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In Indonesia, multinational corporations have drained millions of acres of swamps and converted them to industrial plantations of oil palm and acacia. Researchers are looking for alternative crops that can be grown in wet conditions, without draining. They're touting, among other possible candidates, the sago palm, a tree with a trunk filled with edible starch. Some farmers on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra are selling pasta made from the sago palm. For more information, please see this article in the Christian Science Monitor.

climate agriculture oil palm environment economics water