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Biofuels in Africa: food or fuels?

An interesting investigation by the Guardian reveals the impact in Africa of the worldwide policies in favour of first generation biofuels, in particular the mandatory biofuel target set in a Directive of the EU. 

Many companies of EU countries are now investing in Africa, buying land to grow crops for fuels: the investigation shows that in most of the cases it doesn’t bring benefits neither to the environment nor to the local communities/development.

It seems that between food or fuels, the choice of the rich countries is clear…