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The Agrofuels, an Attack against the Life
The driving forces of the biotechnology suggest the expansion in the cultivation of soya bean "as measure for the successful adoption of transgenic technology by the farmers", according to press media.

But such a position hides the fact that the expansion of the soya leads to an extreme concentration of lands, and of course, money. So only in Argentina, the 2007 ended with the closing of about 60, 000 facilities dedicated for sale of agricultural products, while the cultivated area with the soya type Roundup Ready tripled.

An interesting datum is that in 1998, there were 422, 000 farms in that South American country, as long as, in the 2002, there were only 318, 000. In one decade, the area for the harvesting of soya in Argentina increased by 126 percent to expense of the production of alimentary items of first necessity for the population such as milky products, corn, wheat, and fruits.

On this matter and, as an example, between the 2003 and the 2004, starting from the sowing of some 13 million hectares of soya, there was a reduction of 2.9 million hectares of corn and 2.15 million sunflower. Undoubtedly, everything implies a bigger import of basic foods, a disproportioned increase in the prices of the foods, and the loss of the alimentary sovereignty and more hunger for the population.

The advance of the so-called agricultural border for biofuels becomes attack against the alimentary sovereignty of the developing nations, at the same time that the land for the production of foods is in crescendu dedicated to feed the automobiles of the Northerner nations.

For many observers the current situation of the petroleum and the derived capital from the biotechnical sphere will decide more and more on the destination of the rural landscapes of this continent.

Only strategic alliances and the coordinated action of the social movements (rural organizations, environmentalists and rural workers), NGOs, consumers' associations and members of the academic sector, among others, can exercise absolute pressure on the governments and multinational companies to guarantee that these tendencies can decline in the future.

And more important still: it is necessary the urgent work of everybody to guarantee that all the countries acquire the right to achieve their alimentary sovereignty by means of feeding systems (based on the agriculture-ecology and locally developed), of the agrarian reformation, the access to water, seeds and other resources; at the same time that the implementation of agrarian policies respond to the necessities of the farmers, the consumers, and especially of the poor people.

The predictions that point the end of the oil production in the world between 15 and 20 years have taken to politicians and managers from United States to focus their weapons toward the ethanol.

Therefore, it is necessary to remember that this is a derived product from the corn and from the soya and constitutes 99 percent of all the biofuels used in the United States, and it is expected that its production exceeds the objectives for the 2012, 7.5 trillion gallons per year.

To the above-mentioned it is necessary to add the damages that the widespread use of the ethanol as fuel can cause to the health and the atmosphere.

And... another fact: United States imports 61 percent of the crude that consumes, at a cost of 75 trillion dollars every 12 months.

The comments are unnecessary to wkow the persistent interest of the Empire to continue controlling the energy production in the world.


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