FOEI puts the blame on Wilmar for rainforest destruction caused by biodiesel production
In words of Paul de Clerck, Corporate Campaigner of FOEI, "This report reveals that Indonesian palm oil traded by Wilmar is scandalous and damaging the environment. Forests are being cut and burnt down illegally, Indonesian laws are being broken and local people are suffering."
This report points out that the target of achieving a 10 percent of use of biofuels in transportation in the EU must be reviewed, because most of the raw materials, such as palm oil for biodiesel, aren't produced in a responsible manner. According to a recent report by the OECD there are serious concerns about biofuels. In another study, the OECD affirmed that 70 percent of Europe's agriculture land would have to be destined as fuel crop land to achieve the aforementioned 10 percent.
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