Saturday, 9 June 2007


The European Union has warned that the targets set out for Green Fuels will accelerate the destruction of the rainforests and force indigenous people from their land. The bio-fuel industry is a multi billion-dollar industry and at the centre of a worldwide movement to reduce dependency on fossil fuels. Biofuels derived from agricultural products such as wheat corn, sugar cane and other crops are a key issue and a balance has to be made between the fuel production and the ecology of the planet. Done right, it could mean that it will be the farmers who will benefit.


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