EU imposes diet on food-for-fuel quotas

April 14, 2015 10:15 AM

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BRUSSELS, April 14 (Reuters) - EU politicians backed a deal on Tuesday to limit the amount of crop-based biofuel that can be used in the transport sector, drawing a line under years of debate over a fuel source criticised for doing more harm than good.

Green campaigners and representatives of a new generation of biofuels complained that the deal did not go far enough, but said that it nonetheless marked recognition that the European Union must look beyond using food for fuel.

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