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Bio-fuels

See below for Draft Emergency Resolution No. 33 on bio-fuels

The 25th IUF Congress:
CONCERNED about the political implications of President Bush's recent visit to Latin America and his promotion of bio-fuels.
CALLS on IUF and affiliates to:
Challenge claims that agro-fuels are “green fuels”. They are produced in poor social conditions, demand extensive use of pesticides and water, cause deforestation.
CALLS on IUF to:
make organizing throughout the palm oil chain a priority bearing in mind the lack of freedom of association and widespread use of migrant workers ;
develop clear policy on the models of agricultural production needed to ensure food sovereignty and decent jobs in agriculture and the food chain, including food versus fuels issues in agro-fuels production.

Submitted by: IUF Africa, IUF Asia/Pacific, IUF Latin America and IUF Secretariat