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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Issues with plant-derived fuel!!

Valentin Humer, president and CEO of Food & Vine, pumps recycled grapeseed oil into his Mercedes diesel in Napa, California. The global rush to switch from oil to plant-derived fuels will drive deforestation, push small farmers off their land, and lead to serious food shortages and increased poverty unless it is carefully managed, says the most comprehensive survey yet completed on energy crops.

posted by Alix @ 10:43 AM


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