Tag: Guatemala

The Biggest Biofuels Myths, DeMythtefied

The Biggest Biofuels Myths, DeMythtefied

January 9, 2013 |

When headlines run dire, ask yourself: are they real? In today’s Digest, we give you a guide to managing the myth minefield — and the roaring trade in disinformation about biofuels, feedstocks, and social impact.  The news headlines could not be more distressing. Australia has to add another color to its weather map because this […]

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NY Times slams biofuels policies for creating hunger in Guatemala

NY Times slams biofuels policies for creating hunger in Guatemala

January 8, 2013 |

In Guatemala, the New York Times is slamming US and European biofuel policies for boosting demand for corn as well as for sugarcane as the leading causes of poverty and food scarcity in the country. The country’s corn-based diet has seen tortilla prices double in three years while former corn producers are switching to sugarcane […]

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3200 people violently evicted in Guatemala to clear lands for sugarcane ethanol: report.

3200 people violently evicted in Guatemala to clear lands for sugarcane ethanol: report.

July 5, 2012 |

In Guatemala, the Guardian has published a scathing report on mass evictions in the Polochic valley in southern Guatemala, which it says are being used to clear land for sugarcane cultivation, which will be used to supply sugarcane ethanol for European markets. Staff from the  Guatemala Campesino Unity Committee said that 800 families, totaling 3200 […]

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