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  1. The Politics of Sugarcane flexing in Brazil and beyond

    • Ben McKay, Sérgio Sauer, Ben Richardson, Roman Herre
    15 September 2014
    Report

    Flex crops, spread over greater expanses of land, are increasingly interlinked through international exchange in food, feed and fuel. Brazilian exports of sugarcane ethanol to the US are in part influenced by the domestic US production of maize ethanol, which in turn is shaped by the price of feed and the soybean supply.

  2. The Politics of Flexing Soybeans in China and Brazil

    • Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira, Mindi Schneider
    15 September 2014
    Report

    The trajectories of soy developments in Brazil and China are related despite moving largely in opposite directions.

  3. Is water the hidden agenda of land acquisition in Africa?

    P. Woodhouse, A. S. Ganho
    11 October 2011
    Article

    Implicit in the global land grab is the potential for a major water grab. A study of sub-Saharan Africa raises concerns that  large-scale commercial agriculture could cause unforeseen but disproportionate impacts on access to water by small-scale producers.

  4. SOTU: Parsing Obama's 'Clean Energy' Promises

    03 February 2011
    Article

    Is there such a thing as clean coal, gas and nuclear power? What is the actual meaning of clean energy as mentioned by Obama in his State of the Union speech? And will it have any effect on climate change? 

  5. It's time for food sovereignty!

    Jun Borras
    25 January 2011
    Article

    The Journal of Peasants Studies has made available a selection of research papers to download free: covering food sovereignty, the politics of land, agrofuels and justice movements.

  6. Agrofuel Crops

    • Jennifer Franco, Lucia Goldfarb, David Fig, Luisa Mendonca, Les Levidow, Mireille Hoenicke
    06 April 2010
    Report

    In recent years, there has been renewed interest in developing agrofuels on a large scale as an alternative to fossil fuel. EU biofuels policy, in particular, assumes that the environmental impacts associated with agrofuels production will be largely beneficial. This study questions such optimistic assumptions.

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    Fellows meeting 2008

    19 June 2008 - Event
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    Transforming the Global Economy: Solutions for a Sustainable World

    Susan George
    15 November 2008
    Article
    The crisis that we are seeing today is not only the financial crisis - this is only one aspect of a much bigger systemic crisis that encompasses the social crisis, or crisis of inequality, the financial and the ecological crises, says Susan George in this video lecture, and suggests radical reforms that would create more just wealth distribution while saving the economy and the environment: an environmental Keynesianism.
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    Philippines: Dealing with the oil crisis

    Walden Bello
    24 June 2008
    Article
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    Destroying African agriculture

    Walden Bello
    04 June 2008
    Article
    Biofuel production did not create, but only exacerbated the global food crisis that had been building up for years, as policies promoted by the World Bank, IMF, and WTO encouraged the conversion of economies that are largely food-self-sufficient into chronic food importers.
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    Renewables Directive: agrofuel target is ‘irresponsible and unsustainable’

    23 January 2008
    Article

    The European Commission’s draft EU Renewable Energy Directive, published today, ignores numerous recent warnings on the environmental and social damage of its proposed 10 per cent target for agrofuel use in the transport sector by 2020.

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    Agro-fooling ourselves

    Oscar Reyes
    01 October 2007
    Article
  14. Paving the way for Agrofuels

    • Tamra Gilbertson, Nina Holland, Stella Semino, Kevin Smith
    25 September 2007
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    Agrofuels

    02 July 2007
    Report
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    Militant Brazilian Opposition to Bush-Lula Ethanol Accords

    Roger Burbach, Isabella Kenfield
    21 March 2007
    Article
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    Biofuel targets are not the answer

    Jutta Kill
    01 March 2007
    Article
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    Environmental Justice News

    aleksej
    25 January 2007
    Article

    Environmental Justice News