THE ENGLISH still are “black slavists”…!
Stop biofuels causing hunger
A UK biofuel company took land from Halima Ali and her community. They promised fair compensation and badly-needed social services in exchange- but none of these promises have been kept.
“Before we lost our land to the company, we got our food from there. We used to have food in the morning, lunch and evening and get full. Now, we only take little, because there is a lack of food. It has affected the children, without a doubt.”
Halima Ali lives with her family in a small village in East Africa. In 2006, a British biofuel company came to her village, persuading her local community to give up their land. In return, the company promised full and fair compensation. They also promised that they would create well-paid jobs on the plantation for local people and provide badly-needed schools and clinics, roads and wells.
The company never fulfilled their promises. Now, in dry season Halima and her community have to walk for almost 4 hours to fetch water. Because the land provided charcoal and wood for the community to trade, they now have little money and cannot afford to pay their children’s school fees.
Halima is one of millions of poor people who have had their land grabbed by biofuel companies. This land grab is driven by the policies of Western governments. Take action alongside Halima. Change those policies and sign the petition to stop the biofuels land grab in poor countries
FOOD IS FOR PEOPLE, NOT CARS
Each year the UK burns enough food crops in our cars as biofuels to feed over 10 million people, while one in eight people go hungry every day. You can help stop this.
Join the call for Food not Fuel below.
Politicians are starting to recognise the problem of using food for fuel. Now we need them to end biofuels that cause hunger.
We’re creating a symbolic ‘field of wheat’ where each grain represents a person calling for Food not Fuel. Add your details below and we will add your name and town to a ‘grain of wheat’. We’ll take your message to the heart of government by sending a message politicians can’t ignore.
What’s wrong with biofuels?
Biofuels are driving hunger. Food is used to fuel our cars rather than to eat, pushing up food prices, and people are being forced off their land to make way for biofuels plantations.
…what greed and wrong energy sources for vehicles produces…! further World jeopardy, more poordom, WORLD HUNGER and oppression !
…BIO-FUELS FOR JETS, will finish this World as we know it today…! NOT TO MENTION THE END OF “CRUDE OIL”…!
…TRANSPORTATION will have to be in “Newtonian/gravity/geared” big ELECTRIC BOATS, and Electric Trucks and TRAINS…! Electric Cars with no need of big batteries, with geared generators, etc…! NOT EVEN SOLAR POWER PANELS !
PLEASE FORGET ABOUT QUICK “AIR TRAVEL” AND BIO-FUEL JETS…!
BIO-FUELS IS “NON_SENSE” more than even “EVIL”…!