Wednesday, September 19, 2012

[biofuelwatch] New Oxfam Report: The Hunger Grains





THE HUNGER GRAINS
The fight is on. Time to scrap EU biofuel mandates.

EU biofuel mandates, a subsidy to big business that could cost every adult about €30 each year by 2020, deprive millions of people 
of food, land and water. Countries with poor protection of land rights are magnets for land deals—most of which are to grow crops 
that can be used for biofuels. If the land used to produce biofuels for the EU in 2008 had been used to produce wheat and maize 
instead, it could have fed 127 million people for the entire year. It is completely unacceptable that we are burning food in our petrol 
tanks while poor families go hungry. EU governments have it within their power to make a difference to the lives of millions of hungry 
people. It's time to scrap EU biofuel mandates.



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Biofuels are a wide range of fuels which are in some way derived from biomass.

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