Agrofuels: Starving People, Fueling Greed| 27mins
Director: Matt Feinstein and Loren Feinstein | Producer:
Focus Years: | Country: United States
Agrofuels: Industrial Agriculture's Latest Attack on the People and the Planet 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.
Filmmakers Loren and Matt Feinstein provide an eye-opening account of the downside of alternative, food-based fuel sources. Delving deep into the world of agrofuels and monocrops, they explore how the increasingly common practice of diverting food crops to the industrial production of cellulose-based fuels is devastating indigenous communities, undermining small farmers, and endangering the environment across Latin America. Turning to the promise of the future, they also show how grassroots communities are developing better, cleaner alternatives. A good resource for courses dealing with the global economy, development issues, and the environment.
AgroFuels is a half-hour in depth educational supplement to the full-length feature Ciclovida. More info at www.ciclovida.com.