January 2011
New Internationalist;Jan2011, Issue 439, p20
The article reports on corruption in international corporate lobbying. Tobacco industry lobby British American Tobacco lobbied the European Union (EU) to reassess economic effects of EU restrictions on tobacco in 1995. Biofuel lobbyists encouraged the EU to ensure that ten percent of Europe's fuel usage will be from renewable sources by the year 2020, but the use of crops for fuel may increase food prices. Carbon trading lobbies encouraged the EU to use emissions' trading to cut carbon usage.


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