The Looming Food Crisis

John Vidal, The Guardian UK, writes: "The era of 'agrofuels' has arrived, and the scale of the changes it is already forcing on farming and markets around the world is immense. But the surge in demand for agrofuels such as ethanol is hitting the poor and the environment the hardest."

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Indonesian Peatlands Seen Playing Key Climate Role

Sugita Katyal, Reuters, writes: "In recent years, experts say peat bogs have been stoking global warming through increasing greenhouse gas emissions because of massive deforestation and conversion into agricultural land and palm oil plantations, especially in Southeast Asia, which accounts for a huge chunk of the world's marshes."

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