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Obama and Lula spoke about the tariff

Last week end Presidents Lula (Brazil) and Obama  (US) met and had a conversation, According to the ICTSD, Brazil’s Lula pressed Obama on Doha and on the US tariff policy for Brazilian ethanol  this is ICTSD’s take on the conversation The leaders also discussed ethanol production, which Obama acknowledgedhad been “a source of tension between […]

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Biofuels and food

It will be interesting to see if this FAO “Summit on food security”, scheduled for 3 to 5 June 2008 at the FAO headquarters in Rome will get any further towards what to do about food supplies and fuel. Brazil’s president Lula will be going now. I wonder if he’ll be in the same room […]

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Biofuels are involved in “a crime against humanity again”

Biofuels are involved in a crime against humanity again. Only this time it’s NOT growing biofuels that would be the crime. Confused? World opinion certainly is. This time its Brazil’s president Lula who says that discarding biofuels would be the crime. Lula was speaking at a UN meeting in only days after Jean Zeigler, the […]

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Green diplomacy or hard edged national interest?

Green diplomacy or hard edged national interest? Only someone like Lula from Brazil could do both at the same time in his visit to a number of European capitals, according to Biopact.

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Brazil, US win: win?

Over on GoG2G; Converting Green to Green, Konrad Imielinski is saying the US Brazil ethanol pact was a win win I’m not sure about that, at least in the short term: Its only a win win in the sense that the US gave very little of any value to the Brazilians. Market access is what […]

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Chavez to try to talk to Lula about ethanol

Hugo Chavez says he’s going to try to talk to Brazil’s President Lula to persuade him not to promote ethanol in Latin America (so Mr Bush has had some effect South of the Border), according to The Devils Excrement blog.

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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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