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The Biofuel Myth
The Biofuel Myth
Biofuel was the buzzword of the millennium's Green Revolution- an eco-friendly blend of plant oil with regular oil, which could run your car and produce electricity. Now the global demand for Biofuel is threatening the lives of the 45 million people who depend on the rainforest for food. A riveting look at the food vs fuel debate. 'Renewable energy is the energy form of the 21st century' cried Claude Turmes of the European Greens. His passionate speech won Europe over to the Green Revolution. Today, the Orang Rimba tribe in Indonesia watch terrified as the picturesque rainforest they live by is demolished to make way for palm oil plantations. 'By cutting down the rainforest they are taking away our home, it will be the end of us' the chief of the tribe, Din, cries over the deafening sound of chainsaws. He is surrounded by palm oil plantations as far as the eye can see. 'I'm thinking of the future, and maybe it's a way to save oil in order to help the planet' - says a customer at the Paris Motor Show. Most European politicians still share this enthusiasm, granting 6 billion euros in subsidies to convert public transport to biofuel in the past few years.

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