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This is how palm oil is made

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palm fruit harvester
credit: K Martinko

3. Harvesting palm fruit

A worker harvests palm fruit. He must chop off branches in order to dislodge the bundle, which crashes to the ground. Harvesting is physically grueling work and is much easier when palms are smaller and the fruit bunches aren’t as big. This worker harvests approximately 300 bundles a day and earns a salary of 180 Honduras lempiras, which is about $9.40 USD.

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