Moratorium & GM crops: What's there to know about agrofuels?

[img_assist|nid=111|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=150|height=65]With climate change high on the agenda, agrofuels are suddenly the focus the search for new energy sources because replacing fossile fuels with agrofuels would mean continues business for oilcompanies without the need to change infrastructures like gas stations. But there are a number of serious inherent problems mainly the loss of food security and an increase in monocultures. GM crops are only one part of the problem, but still an important one, as the this overview shows. GRAIN dedicated Seedling July issue to the topic, and a number of organisations published background papers and about 150 organisations have now signed a Call for an immediate moratorium on EU incentives for agrofuels, EU imports of agrofuels and EU agroenergy monocultures.