Tagged: biofuels

Press Release
Ceveriano surveys a sugar plantation, Guatemala. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly.

Press Release
Soybean fields extend for miles in Paraguay. Photo: MercoPress

Despite overwhelming evidence about the negative link between biofuels and food security, countries refused to take action on policies fueling land grabs, prices spikes and hunger.

Press Release

Before the opening of the Committee on Food Security’s annual meeting in Rome (7 October), Oxfam called for Governments to ensure that biofuel policies do not force poor farmers off their land and fuel food price spikes.

Campaign article
Ceveriano surveys a sugar plantation. Photo: Pablo Tosco/Oxfam

What's the problem with biofuels? Won't they help us reduce carbon emissions?

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