FAO Study: The Right to Food and the Impact of Liquid Biofuels (Agrofuels)
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30 May 2008: This UN Food and Agriculture Organization study examines the impact of biofuel production on the human rights to adequate food and to be free from hunger.

It was authored by Asbjørn Eide, senior fellow of the Norwegian Center for Human Rights at the University of Oslo, and seeks to contribute to the […]

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30 May 2008: This UN Food and Agriculture Organization study
examines the impact of biofuel production on the human rights to adequate food
and to be free from hunger. It was authored by Asbjørn Eide, senior fellow of the
Norwegian Center for Human Rights at the University of Oslo, and seeks to
contribute to the present discussion on soaring food prices, climate change and
biofuels.

It explores the extent to which biofuel production has undermined, or
is likely in the future to undermine, access to food for vulnerable people, and
whether there are any overriding ethical concerns that can justify biofuel
production, even if it harms access to food. It also examines if there are ways
in which liquid biofuel production can be made compatible with full respect for
the right to adequate food for all. [The study]

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