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Oxfam reactive to EU biofuels debate today

Commenting on the inability of EU Energy Ministers to agree a deal to reform EU biofuels and cap food-based biofuels at 5 percent of the renewable transport fuel target, David Taylor, Oxfam's...

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Governments must tackle global thirst for Biofuels, which spell hunger for millions

Governments must put people's right to food before short term commercial interests, said Oxfam before the opening of the Committee on Food Security's (CFS) annual meeting in Rome (7 October)....

Oxfam reaction: MEPs' biofuel compromise is not enough to tackle hunger in poor countries

Today the European Parliament voted to cap the share of biofuels made from food crops at 6 per cent of the EU's energy demand in transport by 2020 In reaction, Tracy Carty, Oxfam...

UK government urged to end the silence, and support a cap on biofuels that compete with food

CEOs of Oxfam, ActionAid, Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace today sent an open letter to UK Ministers and UK MEPs urging them to grasp crucial opportunities in the coming weeks to help fix the...

Oxfam reaction to European Commission’s report on impact of EU biofuels policy on food and land rights

Today, the European Commission published its first Communication on the impact of EU biofuels policy on food security and land rights in developing countries. The publication of this report coincides...

Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

European Commission caves into pressure from the biofuels lobby, says Oxfam

The European Commission has watered down draft legislation on biofuels as a result of pressure from the biofuels lobby warned Oxfam today.  The draft legislation published today marks...

Land sold off in last decade could grow enough food to feed a billion people – Oxfam

World Bank must freeze investments to protect poor people from land grabs. Land eight times the size of the UK was sold off globally in the last...

EU Energy Ministers fail to go public on disastrous impact of biofuels policy on the world’s poor

In reaction to today's EU Energy Ministers' statement on their debate about Europe's post 2020 renewable energy strategy, Natalia Alonso, Head of Oxfam's EU office, said: ...

Using crops for fuel not food is driving up prices and risking hunger for millions, warns Oxfam

Oxfam is calling on the UK government to push for the scrapping of European biofuel targets at a meeting of EU Energy Ministers today.  ...

Oxfam reaction following US Department of Agriculture’s announcement on crop production

In response to the US Department of Agriculture Crop Report yesterday, Oxfam's head of advocacy for the GROW campaign Colin Roche said: ...

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