EU Biofuels Boondoggle Raising Global Food Prices
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  • Anthony

    Articles like this are why I keep coming back to Via Meadia. I’m the kind of person who would normally support bio fuel. After reading posts like this, however, I won’t in the future.

  • Corlyss

    They didn’t get anywhere with American policy makers decrying the waste of food by diverting it into fuel. EPA still marches on trying to turn corn into corrosive well-intentioned gestures. I recall several years ago, 2010-ish, that the UN food czar sobbed into microphones about how biofuel policy was starving babies worldwide.

  • cubanbob

    Burning food for fuel might make sense as an emergency wartime effort but other than that its not only a colossal waste of money and resources but a sin as well.

  • jb willikers

    Hey, if people starve to death it’s a self correcting problem. Next?

  • Herb Suhl

    Farmers greed plants too much seed.

  • crocodilechuck

    Why do you continually call it a ‘Greens’ folly?

    Its a sop to Big Ag: ConAgra, Cargill, ArcherDanielsMidland!

  • ARL1

    Growing for Palm oil and Soya oil and especially Jatropha is a joke. The only things we should be using are crop residues like Wheat straw , Canola (rape seed in EU) Straw and aslo volumes of Miscathus (Elephane Grass) in select areas like the fallow land in Ukraine and Russia which has millions of hectares of unused land.

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