By Yojana Sharma 13 April 2011

[LONDON] Existing biofuel policies in developing countries encourage unethical practices and offer few incentives to develop new, more ethical technologies, a major report has concluded.

“The rapid expansion of biofuels production in the developing world has led to problems such as deforestation and the displacement of indigenous peoples,” said Joyce Tait, a scientific advisor to the Innogen Centre at the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, who led an 18-month inquiry that culminated in the report ‘Biofuels: Ethical Issues’, produced by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

via Biofuel production ‘needs ethical policies’ – SciDev.Net.