Renewable Matter # 3 / April

Vandana Shiva: 'No Land Just for Biofuels'

by Roberto Giovannini

The Navdanya leader points out that there is a difference between agro-industrial monocultures cultivated for replacing fossil fuels and local production of fuels from biomass. The first model must be condemned because it incentivizes waste while the second offers a chance of reusing products that could otherwise become waste.


There is no such thing as a “good” biofuel deriving from a crop cultivated for energy. According to Vandana Shiva, a physicist and founder of the Navdanya (nine crops) Movement, all biofuels that take land from the food production or, even...

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