GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

More on the evils of Bio-Fuels....

We need to seriously re-consider the growth of bio-fuels...
A huge increase in demand for oilseeds and vegetable oils for biofuel production could lead to a global food crisis as raw materials are switched to bioenergy output, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said.

“It is high time to realise that the world community is approaching a food crisis in 2008 unless usage of agricultural products for biofuels is curbed or ideal weather conditions and sharply higher crop yields are achieved in 2008,” it said.

Global grain and vegetable oil stocks are already at historically low levels and farmers around the world are switching plantings from oilseeds to grains because of record high cereals prices, it said, adding “The global supply and demand balance of the seven major oilseeds will become tighter than expected.”

1 Comments:

Blogger Scott said...

Coffee, cotton, tobacco... there is plenty of precedent for farming crops for non-nutritional purposes. Yes, production will need to be ramped up to meet demand, and there may be some lag during that time, but if prices go up, more people will be willing to farm.

That said, I don't believe that crop-based biofuels are the answer. Lets take a serious look at algal biomass instead. I know of one backyard experimenter already that is producing algal based bio-butanol with a completely solar powered process.

11:03 AM  

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