sábado, julio 05, 2008

So much for biofools- oh, I meant biofuels

Corn used for biofuel

Secret Report: Biofuels Are Causing Food Crisis

NOTE from GM Watch: So now even the World Bank is confirming what we all knew - that the Bush-subsidised ethanol boom (with the EU's "biofuel" coming along in itswake) was by far the single most important factor in creating the food crisis that's driving 100m people worldwide below the poverty line. And exactly the same people that created this disaster by promoting the rush into "biofuels" are now promoting a rush for biotech as the solution!

EXTRACTS: Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75%... The figure emphatically contradicts the US government's claims that plant-derived fuels contribute less than 3% to food-price rises. Senior development sources believe the report, completed in April, has notbeen published to avoid embarrassing President George Bush.
Secret report: biofuel caused food crisis
Aditya Chakrabortty
The Guardian, July 4 2008


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