May 1st, 2010
January 5, 2013
Adoption of biofuels worldwide is causing hunger in the developing world.
What do we gain from biofuels? Very slightly cheaper gasoline and the use of ethanol. It may have helped Brazil, where sugar cane is cheap and plenty, and where the left-wing government has implemented support systems for the poor, but in an abjectly poor nation like Guatemala, children go hungry because the price of corn has doubled.
Part of the purpose of requiring biofuel use in the United States is to provide extra income for farmers. Most of the acreage planted for biofuels simply pad the profits of billion-dollar corporations and extremely wealthy farmers.
Kill hungry kids for this?
Check out the New York Times story recently published on this topic:
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