Palm oil is everywhere -- it's in our food, cosmetics and even our soaps and detergents. But growing demand for this common ingredient is putting tropical rainforests -- and our global climate -- at risk.
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Former Pennsylvania Senator and recurring presidential hopeful, Rick Santorum, as a devoted Catholic, recently publicly sparred with the spiritual leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis.
Tropical forests are felled at approximately 55,000 square miles a year. This is equivalent to the area of Switzerland and the Netherlands combined -- the size of a football field every second.
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