Ciclovida and Media Education Foundation present...
This 28 minute documentary delves into depth about the issues of growing monocrops for fuel. Beyond widely discussed concerns about using diverting food crops to the production of fuel, so-called "second generation agrofuels" - or cellulose-based fuels - also have detrimental effects on indigenous communities, small farmers and the environment. This short provides critical evidence and leaves viewers with hope from grassroots communities building real alternatives.
Praise for the film:
"A wake-up call. Documents with great clarity the destruction of farming soils, forests, common lands and livelihoods by first and second-generation agrofuels in the name of energy security."
- Phillip McMichael | Professor of Sociology, Cornell University
"A good introduction to some of the devastating consequences to local communities and the environment caused by large-scale soy and sugar cane production in Brazil. Helps us ask important questions about so-called 'green' energy."
- Ronit Ridberg | Food Systems Consultant