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Revealed: the biofuel sold as “ethical and green”

UK-based investment companies are marketing a controversial biofuel crop as “highly ethical and green” despite it being linked to conflicts over land, food security and growing hunger in developing countries, an investigation by The Ecologist magazine and The Independent has revealed. The brokers have been criticised by environmental and anti-poverty campaigners for selling investments in jatropha because of increasing […]

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Soya trade leads to poisoning and violence

Cheap meat has become a way of life in much of Europe, but the full price is being paid across Latin America as vast soya plantations and their attendant chemicals lead to poisonings and violence. Andrew Wasley reports Much of the cheap meat and dairy produce sold in supermarkets across Europe is arriving as a […]

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