Food For People Or For Cars?
It will build new roads and infrastructure on land that is now open space to service its farms. Daewoo says it may not have to make any money payment for the lease. The four regional governments that it is leasing the land from want to gain jobs, roads, and experience with advanced agriculture.
This land is about half the area of Belgium, and about half the area of all the farmland currently cultivated in Madagascar.
Half the area of all the farmland currently cultivated in Madagascar! This is one more piece of evidence that the biofuels industry is based on the fact that the affluent people of the world can pay more to feed their cars than the poor people of the world can pay to feed their children.
The grain needed to fill up the tank of an SUV could feed a person for a year.