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The Dark Side of "Sustainable Investments"

A study by Bread for all has found that an ethanol project in Sierra Leone by Swiss energy giant Addax will threaten the livelihoods and food security of the local population. Contrary to the Swiss company’s claims, the sugarcane-to-ethanol project uses highly coveted fertile land and water without consideration for downstream users. The 50 year lease from the government of Sierra Leone is vaguely worded and Bread for all worries that the agreement will prevent the local population from receiving justice before courts in Sierra Leone.

Brot für alle

December 3, 2011

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