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Governments have responsibiltiy for biofuels policy

UN chief, Ban Ki-moon, has visited a bioethanol plant in Brazil, He too rowed back from the position of UN’s special special rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, who said biofuels are a crime against humanity. According to Brazilmag Ban said said: “Some fear that land currently used to grow food will instead […]

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Worth checking out the biofuelwatch blog

Check out the biofuelwatch blog. The report on the COLOMBIA EMERGENCY CONFERENCE “Global Crisis, Human Rights and Agrofuels” makes interesting reading on how life is on the ground for many people at the sharp end of the biofuels business in the developing world. What this reports shows, apart from the lack of civil society in […]

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Civil disturbances, ethanol worries greet Bush

Civil disturbances fueled by worries over ethanol have greeted President Bush, on his visit to Brazil. Bush is expected to sign an ethanol deal with President Luis Da Silva. The visit has thrown the US tariff position on biofuels and the pressure on the administration over the issue into sharp relief The BBC has pretty good […]

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