World Bank says biofuel mandates are fuelling land grabs

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World Bank report adds to warnings that demand for biofuel is driving the large-scale purchase of agricultural land in developing countries

The World Bank has become the latest institution to link biofuel targets with the recent surge in large-scale farmland purchases in the developing world that has been widely condemned as a "post-colonial...

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