Biofuel production pushes farming communities off land – report

AlertNet: Increased demand for biofuel production has driven farmers and forest communities from Brazil to Indonesia off their land, threatening those people's wellbeing and food security, a report from GRAIN says. Research conducted by the Spain-based non-profit, which supports small farmers, found growing need for biofuels has driven about 300 land "grabs' worldwide, forcing forest clearance and draining of wetlands, with Europe at the forefront of the global demand. In the past decade, 17 million......

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