Crop Biotech Update

German Chancellor Calls on Brazil To Make Biofuels Production Sustainable

May 16, 2008
http://www.checkbiotech.org/green_News_Biofuels.aspx?infoId=17910
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,3335974,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-all-1573-rdf
Brazil is one of the countries in the itinerary of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Latin American tour. One of the items in her agenda is a German-Brazilian collaboration on renewable energy. At the same time, she emphasized the need for making biofuels sustainable, and to protect the rainforests. "Biofuels are a way to replace classic fossil-based energy sources, but only when they are grown sustainably," Merkel said. In a related development, the European Union mentioned last month, that Brazil would have to meet environmental standards if it hopes to export biofuels to Europe..