Brazilans oppose Bush Lula Ethanol deal

According to the press statement released by Via Campesina, the protest was against “the proposal by the United States government to benefit large ethanol companies in Brazil, which is not in the interest of the majority of the Brazilian population.” Cevasa is the largest producer of sugarcane in Brazil, and last year 63 percent of its shares were bought by the US-based Cargill corporation.
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Also for the soy and it’s related problems the growing demand for bio-energy is a huge threat. Background info about the production of biofuels you can find in the article Biodiesel from the Soy Desert on this site.