viernes, febrero 23, 2007

Biocombustibles y transgénicos en Africa


By Mariam Mayet African Centre for Biosafety, February 2007

"…the negative emissions approach shows a way ahead for sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing the problem of abrupt climate change and solving the problems of Africa can go hand in hand".

"Corn ethanol is helping to establish the alternative fuel infrastructure. It is paving the way for research in alternative sources of ethanol, including sugar beets, sugarcane, swithgrass and plant cellulose." Monsanto Company


TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.INTRODUCTION

2.BIOFUELS AND GMOS

(a)Exponential Increase in GM Plantings in South Africa (b)Biotech/ Seed Industry becoming more dominant/powerful (c)Biosafety Concerns (d)Explosion of field trials of second generation GM crops

3.ENERGY BALANCE: UNSUSTAINABLE LIQUID BIOFUELS

4.CONCLUSION

5.ENDNOTES