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companies including Nestle Unilever and Ferrero are increasing the use of satellites and drone technology to monitor where and how their palm oil is sourced , the controversial ingredient used in roughly half of all packaged consumer products from soap to cause medics and chocolate and more but also a massive driver of deforestation worldwide the corporations claim their eye in the sky helps keep the supply chain responsible sorting out bad actors critics though both environmentalists and inside the industry itself so it doesn't change the situation on the ground workers consumer correspondent Martine Geller how miles been a bit of a dirty word for years but consumer goods companies are under increasing pressure now from consumers who want more sustainably sourced products one of the problems with this they worry is that by pinpointing where deforestation happens in by cutting those suppliers out of their supply chain that there are other buyers and other more price sensitive markets that will just by that dirty palm oil so you're not actually solving the problem but just pushing it somewhere else if yes somewhere else like emerging markets with high demand in Asia or Africa , readers visited one palm oil plantation in Malaysia we're Nestle demonstrated one of its satellite systems their stance is that solving the palm oil question ultimately requires the growers themselves , our focus and engaging males is not on segregating out sustainable and not sustainable but working with companies are working with most implement systems to really transform the industry as a whole entrance farm supply chains as a whole Ferrero the candy and snack makers been experimenting with the same satellite system they say it can't stop deforestation but it can help them figure out where to go from here