Migration and Mechanization in Brazil's Biofuel Cane Fields Gretchen Gordon | February 9, 2009 In the rich sugarcane region of São Paulo lies the quiet town of Guariba.
Agrofuels, like ethanol, are part of an agricultural model that does not produce food, but on the contrary, increases environmental damage through deforestation, burning sugarcane, and other social
Carmelo Ruiz Marrero | May 1, 2008 Americas Program, Center for International Policy (CIP) Using trees for fuel as part of the agrofuels boom means cultivation of massive monoculture tree plan
A New Report From the Oakland Institute & Terra de Direitos by Camila Moreno with Anuradha Mittal
By Stephen Leahy U.S. biofuels production is driving up food prices around the world, giving billions of poor people a very good reason to hate U.S. policy, say environmentalists. "The U.S.
What do you get when you fuse the most brutal landowners of the Global South with some of the most powerful corporations of the North, such as Monsanto, DuPont, British Petroleum and Morgan Stanley
Whoever thinks of agribusiness and imagines large estates producing food for Brazil’s refrigerators is gravely mistaken. What the television doesn’t tell us is that agribusiness is a form of agricultural production in which food isn’t actually produced. It doesn’t tell us that agribusiness depends on large amounts of agritoxins, and that what is produced is, in the end, exported abroad – even if public resources are used. Even worse, most land is in the hands of foreign businesses and international banks. Check out below what the real consequences of agribusiness are.
The soils are poisoned
Thanks to agribusiness, Brazil has been the world’s largest consumer of agritoxins since 2009. According to official figures more than a billion litres of poison have been thrown onto crops. These agritoxins
Women workers from the countryside and the city this year again are carrying out national days of struggle around the 8th of March – International Women’s Day.
Earlier on Tuesday (March 1), about 800 women occupied the courtyard of Braskem, Odebrecht Group1 in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre.
The action is organized by the women of Via Campesina, Movement of Unemployed Workers (MTD), the Youth and Inter-Union Mobilization and integrates the national day of women's struggles.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's call for Brazil to become a “green Saudi Arabia” over the next few years has investors giddy and environmental and workers organizations panicked...The Brazili