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EU Commission Proposals Fail to Fully Address Climate Damage of Biofuels


Environment  (tags: European Green Party, EGP, news, biofuel, energy, agriculture, climate change, food supply, food prices, EU commission )

Brian
- 636 days ago - europeangreens.eu
"With climate change having already added pressure on global food supply and food prices, the EU should not be further exacerbating these trends by promoting the use of agricultural land for fuel."



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Comments

Kit B. (277)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 10:04 am

Great article...and it should be added the extreme over use of soils, pollution from Big AG through use of petroleum based fertilizers and pesticides that then become toxic to the ground water, rivers and streams. When soil is used properly it helps to absorb CO2, it's called soil carbon sequestration, it aids the environment and naturally feeds the soil.
 

natalie n. (164)
Wednesday October 24, 2012, 10:12 am
they let themselves get bullied by the penny-pusher corporates and now end up with a bigger problem and cant turn back again. when will they learn that its never for any good?
 

John S. (297)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 4:48 am
Thanks, noted.
 

Frans Badenhorst (546)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 6:41 am
good post, thanks Brian - there will be a LOT said on THIS subject still........
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 9:37 am
Well, did ANYONE expect ANYTHING from the EU Commission...???
Please don't, because they will make You very disappointed!
 

Muriel Servaege (38)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 12:45 pm
The EU had better make an effort to understand the ins and outs of biofuels and to have a clear idea of what they should do, what they'd better avoid doing and what they should certainly NOT do. I am European but nonetheless, I am certainly not in favour of the choices made.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 1:28 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 6:19 pm
If biofuels also do harm we need to think of something else!
 

Carol Taylor (26)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 7:16 pm
Signed.
 

Monica D. (580)
Thursday October 25, 2012, 8:29 pm
Go car-free if you can .... and support groups that promote cycling ...
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Monday October 29, 2012, 1:27 pm
Thanks
 
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