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EU: rainforests can be converted to palm oil plantations for biofuel production

Date : 4th February 2010, Source : Mongabay



The European Union may be planning to classify oil palm plantations as forests, raising fears among environmental groups of expanded conversion of tropical rainforests for biofuel production, reports the EUobserver, which cites a leaked document from the European Commission. The draft document shows that policymakers are considering language that would specifically allow use of biofuels produced via conversion of rainforests to oil palm plantations.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0204-palm_oil.html





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