EU biofuels significantly harming food production in developing countries

Feb 15, 2010

EU biofuels 10% targets cause millions of peope to go hungry and increase food prices and landlessness, says report EU companies have taken millions of acres of land out of food production in Africa, central America and Asia to grow biofuels for transport, according to development campaigners.

From guardian.co.uk, Monday 15 February 2010, author John Vidal

EU biofuels 10% targets cause millions of peope to go hungry and increase food prices and landlessness, says report EU companies have taken millions of acres of land out of food production in Africa, central America and Asia to grow biofuels for transport, according to development campaigners. The consequences of European biofuel targets, said the report by ActionAid, could be up to 100 million more hungry people, increased food prices and landlessness.

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