Oil Palm Biofuel Campaign Yielding Results
The global campaign to ensure biofuels are not produced at the expense of ancient rainforests appears to be yielding positive results, as these efforts are costing oil palm market share in Europe. EcoInternet's work has been instrumental to this success, as we were the first environmental organization to raise concerns regarding rainforest destruction and biofuel production [search]. Our latest efforts highlight murderous biofuel production in Colombia [alert]. It is nonsensical to grow a crop for its purported benefits in addressing climate change by clearing ancient rainforests thus releasing their carbon. Within an ever growing coalition, we have worked long and hard to raise awareness and build the campaign. Quite simply, there is not enough arable land, water or surplus food supplies to grow an appreciable share of the world's energy needs from biofuels; and by trying both climate and rainforests will be irrevocably destroyed.