Monoculture versus biodiversity
One of the criticisms aimed at biofuels is that they are often responsible for the displacement of biodiversity. For example in Brazil, there is concern that the production of sugarcane, which can be used to create ethanol for fuel, has resulted in the clearing of large expanses of rainforest. This has a negative impact on local biodiversity and the preservation of indigenous plant varieties. In Cameroon, Martha Chindong spoke to Mary Mbantenkhu to ask her what problems might arise from the large-scale cultivation of monocultures for biofuel production.
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