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Biodiesel v Biodiversity

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Writing in Galdu, Shadrack Kavilu reports on the World Bank's role in the creation of poverty. Working in partnership with palm oil plantation corporations and transnational financial institutions, the UN agency continues to fund development to serve the insatiable appetite of rich countries, while plundering the resources of Fourth World nations  and indigenous peoples. For victims of World Bank practices in places like Uganda, little consolation is gained by knowing the loss of independent livelihoods and biodiversity is their sacrifice in order that peoples elsewhere can live luxurious lifestyles.
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