Most of our readers must be familiar with the phenomenon of illegal immigration that happens in the US-Mexican border. In Europe there's a similar situation in the Canary Islands, which belong to Spain although they're placed in front of West Sahara (see illustration). Quite a number of Africans try to reach the Canary Islands on precarious boats to try to enter the European Union.
The European Commission announced in a recent study that the prevision of growth of the agriculture sector is to be considerably increased by 2014. The document expects higher numbers for oilseeds and grains, whereas sugar will remain flat (most of European sugar is mostly produced from beetroots). The most repeated phrase when the numbers were announced was "Biofuels are a really good opportunity for European agriculture at medium and long term".