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14 May 2007 - 1:00am

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Partners sound the alarm on Brazilian biofuels

11 May 2007 - 5:38pm

As oil prices continue to rise governments are looking for alternative sources of energy. Fuels made from organic materials like corn, sugarcane, soy and castor beans - known as biofuels - are looking more attractive.

Full Tanks, Empty Stomachs

11 May 2007 - 4:55pm

War on Want partner Movimento Sem Terra (Landless Workers Movement) has been highly critical of the Brazilian government's support for biofuel at the expense of food crops. Brazil is already the world's leading producer of ethanol. Earlier this year MST, along with War on Want partner Via Campesina, wrote an open letter explaining their position.

Bargain hunter: sale mania

28 April 2007 - 1:00am

Brazilian biofuels: Who benefits?

5 April 2007 - 4:03pm

War on Want partner MST (Movimento Sem Terra, or Landless Workers' Movement) has produced a new report criticising the Brazilian government's commitment to ramping up ethanol production at the expense of small farmers. The MST understands the challenge of finding new sources of renewable energy, but is adamant that the rights of small farmers and landless people must be protected in the production of alternative fuels.

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