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15 February 2010

Report: EU biofuel targets could make 100 million hungry

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Target to source 10 per cent of transport fuel from biofuels must be abandoned, says ActionAid

Up to 100 million more people could go hungry if member states agree to increase the consumption of biofuels in line with EU targets, a new report from development charity ActionAid has warned today.

Depite long-standing concerns that increased demand for biofuels made from food crops has contributed to food shortages and deforestation, the EU currently has a target to increase the share of biofuels used in transport fuel to 10 per cent by 2020.


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