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From: Friends of the Earth International <email@example.com>Subject: Call on Lufthansa to stop using biokerosene to fly planesDate: February 23, 2012 10:22:06 AM GMT-03:00Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
The German airline Lufthansa has recently been using biokerosene made from jatropha, an inedible plant.
The airline claims that flying on biokerosene is good for the environment despite numerous studies claiming the opposite.
The jatropha used for Lufthansa's test flights is grown in Central Java, Indonesia by small scale farmers.
A woman harvests jatropha in Indonesia.
A recent visit by Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) revealed that the plants are often being grown at the cost of food production - jatropha competes with food crops such as maize for land - and the farmers are making a loss on the sale of the plants. As a result they are struggling to survive.Please write to Lufthansa and ask them to stop using biokerosene to fly their planes.Take action now!
(You will be directed to the Milieudefensie website)
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