Translate page with Google Home Projects & Stories Projects & Stories Stories Growing Demand for Palm Oil Drives Malaysia to Employ Child Migrant Workers Story February 13, 2013 Growing Demand for Palm Oil Drives Malaysia to Employ Child Migrant Workers Country: Indonesia Malaysia Authors: Steve Sapienza Pulitzer Center Staff Jason Motlagh Grantee Share this page on Facebook Share this page on Twitter Email this page Print this page English Project Lost in the Forest: Stateless Children in Borneo’s Palm Oil Industry Profitable as it is for multi-national companies, palm oil is extracted at a heavy social and... Multiple Authors READ MORE ABOUT THIS PROJECT SECTIONS Article Lessons Image from the film by Stephen Sapienza. Borneo, 2012. First featured on PBS NewsHour. Steve Sapienza exposes the human cost of palm oil, a cheap ingredient used in many processed foods. In Malaysia, the world's second largest exporter of the oil, producers employ child migrant workers to keep up with demand.