No to the agrofuel craze!

Jul 15, 2007

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/

http://www.grain.org/agrofuels/ Agrofuels (a.k.a biofuels) 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. This page (www.grain.org/agrofuels/) will provide a continued resource for documents, links and updates on the issues around agrofuels. To find out more follow the links on the right hand side of this page and below. Read: (most articles are only available in PDF format - HTML versions of these articles will be available in July)