Shan Herald Agency for News (S.H.A.N.) 12 June 2008
RELEASED 1 MAY 2008
Biofuel by Decree, a new report by the Ethnic Community Development Forum, unmasks Burma’s bio-energy fiasco. The report details how the military’s nation-wide campaign to plant eight million acres of the toxic tree Jatropha curcas for biodiesel production is resulting in forced labor, land confiscation, loss of income and food insecurity.
Read the ECDF’s report in English or Burmese. Press Release also available HERE (pdf).
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