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)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Biofulel demand is leading to food rationing....

We need to get off the biofuel bandwagon as soon as possible...
The World Food Program is preparing to ration food aid for the world's hungriest poor. Why? Primarily because we're burning food in our automobiles. The rich-country mandates for biofuels have doubled and tripled world food prices in less than three years.

The World Food Program's costs are rising by millions of dollars per week and the donations aren't, warns WFP executive director Josette Sheeran. The WFP is trying to feed more than 70 million people in 78 countries with voluntary contributions—but now can't afford to keep its agreed-upon commitments.

World corn prices are above $5 a bushel, up from $1.86 three years ago. Prices for wheat, soybeans, rice and even cotton are rising as they're crowded out of field space by biofuel crops. Pakistan says it will reimpose food rationing for the first time since the 1980s. China's food inflation rate is 18.2 percent, and the Chinese have blocked further expansion of their fledgling biofuel program.

2 Comments:

Blogger Brian said...

So ... what is new ?

The legacy of the environmental movement is one of death and hunger , and anyone who says otherwise only needs to look at the facts.

First DDT with an estimated 30 million malaria related deaths and now biofuel.

9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biofuels starve the poor and damage the environment - but the self righteousness they provide for 'progressives' is priceless! How could you take that away from them? That would be like pouring their moca lattes down the sink!

11:39 AM  

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