Sustainable Chemistry Leader DRT Announces the Increase in the Capital of its Joint-venture
Published December 4, 2013
Piperonal production, leading to large-scale deforestation
Natural piperonal is obtained from Sassafras oil which is extracted from the roots of the Sassafras tree, a species of deciduous trees in the family Lauraceae. The massive commercial felling of Sassafras forests, and the absence of any significant replanting programs have forced authorities to protect the species, which is now in danger of extinction. Currently a high proportion of the Sassafras oil available in the world market is being sourced illegally from countries like Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia.
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