As we've written before, switching to biofuels is not the magical solution that it is claimed to be. A new UN report warns that switching to biofuels could have major negative impacts on the environment. BBC News reports that if forests are cut down in order to farm plants for biofuels, causing food prices to rise?and if these new biofuel plantations are owned by the major oil companies, with no profits going to local communities, which will now also have higher food prices?it could be a disaster for certain parts of the world.
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