In Spain, GRAIN has called out the EU-Mercosur deal saying it with further augment the global climate crisis, specifically pointing to six crops included in the deal, such as Brazilian sugarcane ethanol. The report says the EU’s increased ethanol imports through the FTA are expected to be used to meet Europe’s “green” transport fuel targets. The same may happen with the increased EU imports of cheaper soy products, which could become attractive feedstock for Europe’s biodiesel industry. According to the organization Transport & Environment, this could lead to further deforestation and land grabbing in countries like Brazil. EU governments could end up causing more climate destruction abroad in order to meet their climate targets at home, it said.
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