Biofuels are causing hunger
- by pushing up food prices - burning huge amounts of food in our cars reduces the amount available to eat, causing global food prices to rocket.
- by fuelling land grabs - people are forced off their land to make way for biofuels plantations, leaving them unable to grow food to feed themselves or to sell. Read more here.
Despite originally being promoted as a solution to climate change, there’s now scientific consensus that most biofuels are worse for the planet than fossil fuels.
Help stop biofuels fuelling hunger – ask the G8 to act on the causes of hunger now: