A new report by Mighty Earth shows how massive deforestation in Argentina, Indonesia and elsewhere is linked to U.S. biodiesel mandates. These countries are "hot-spots" for deforestation, which is driven by the expansion of industrial agricultural for soy and palm oil, the same crops being turned in biodiesel.
Behind this is a U.S. law, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which mandates increasing biofuels consumption through 2022 and has driven Argentina and other countries to increase agricultural and biodiesel production.
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