Jul 15, 2007

No to the agrofuel craze!

In the process of gathering material from colleagues and social movements around the world, we have discovered that the stampede into agrofuels is causing enormous environmental and social damage, much more than we realised earlier. Precious ecosystems are being destroyed and hundreds of thousands of indigenous and peasant communities are being thrown off their land. (GRAIN Press release) http://www.grain.org/agrofuels/

Jul 2, 2007

GRAIN has just published a special issue of Seedling which focusses on biofuels, or as we like to call them, agrofuels* - over 30,000 words of indepth analysis from around the world.

In the process of gathering material from colleagues and social movements around the world, we have discovered that the stampede into agrofuels is causing enormous environmental and social damage, much more than we realised earlier. Precious ecosystems are being destroyed and hundreds of thousands of indigenous and peasant communities are being thrown off their land. (GRAIN Press release) http://www.grain.org/agrofuels/

Jun 8, 2007

Response of environmentalists to Malaysian and Indonesian Palm Oil PR initiative

The Malaysian and Indonesian governments, and Malaysian Palm Oil Council, are undertaking a PR tour promoting Palm Oil production. This week a series of talks and seminars with EU legislators are being given in London, Brussels and Holland. (nur auf Englisch verfügbar) Prepared by Watch Indonesia! http://home.snafu.de/watchin and www.biofuelwatch.org

Feb 26, 2007

South Africa and GMOs and Deforestation and Illnesses

Feb 25, 2007

An excellent video clip on palmoil and climate

This explains why the proposed EU biofuels directive threatens rainforest and peatlands in South East Asia

Feb 15, 2007

Kenya: UNEP Meeting Warns of Dangers of Biofuel Production

Jan 3, 2007

WE WANT FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, NOT BIOFUELS

Open Letter to the European Commission, Parliament, Union and citizens WE WANT FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, NOT BIOFUELS