Global Agrofuel Crops as Contested Sustainability Part II: Eco-Efficient Techno-fixes?

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Introduction: Biofuel crops have been widely attacked as unsustainable, especially for causing numerous harmful effects in the global South. These include competition for land use, land-grabbing, higher food prices, greater agrichemical usage, shifts to agroindustrial monocultures, loss of rural livelihoods, peasants' expulsion from land, and deforestation. Such harm arises from an agro-industrial system whose product is more appropriately called ''agrofuel''because of the intensive, industrial way it is produced - ''generally as monocultures, often covering thousands of hectares, most often in the global South".

June, 2011

Les Levidow, Helena Paul