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As biofuels boom, will more go hungry?

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posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 02:04 AM
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As biofuels boom, will more go hungry?


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LONDON -- Using plants to feed our fuel needs may be a great idea, and the biofuel goldrush could be a moneyspinner for several poor countries, but some experts warn people may go hungry as food prices rise.

Fans of biofuels give the impression we could soon be running cars on maize, producing electricity with sugar, and getting power from palm oil.

Even though the biofuel boom is only just beginning, it has already pushed up the cost of staples in places like Mexico where rocketing tortilla prices have sparked angry protests.

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posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 02:04 AM
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I am not sure on where to stand on this one. It seems that the road is long.

Farmers in the US are raising production of maize. Soaring US demand for ethanol. This sent maize prices to their highest level in a decade.

Mexican are feeling the impact too. Price of tortillas tripled in Mexico.

While these events are noticeable now, I wonder what would it be in the near future.




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posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 02:20 AM
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I thought food grade corn was different than what a farmer would grow for ethanol production, just like there is a different grade of corn that they use for feed.

I think the rise in prices is pure crap misleading the people to think that the same corn crops used for consumption are also used for ethanol. I read somewhere that there are hundreds of varieties of corn and few of them we actually use for human food sources commonly.



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 03:13 AM
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Different varieties may be used for different purposes, but that simply means land once planted with food grade is now being planted to produce fuel.

Mass starvation would definitely be a step toward fulfilling the New World Order, and the UN and global warming elitists have their fingerprints all over this.

I think this is definitely conspiracy material.

[edit on 3/7/2007 by djohnsto77]



posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 03:29 AM
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I've said it before, I'll say it again.
This is a desecration of the very Creation!


Why do you think Bush go to S America, makes ethanol deals with Brazil?

Because they're gonna clear all of Amazonas for bio-fuel crops. :shk:

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posted on Mar, 7 2007 @ 03:52 AM
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Originally posted by djohnsto77

I think this is definitely conspiracy material.



I agree.


Originally posted by khunmoon
I've said it before, I'll say it again.
This is a desecration of the very Creation!


Why do you think Bush go to S America, makes ethanol deals with Brazil?

Because they're gonna clear all of Amazonas for bio-fuel crops. :shk:

No links, but they'll show up sooner or later.


This makes a lot of sense.

If that's the case then, maybe I posted this in a wrong forum.:bnghd:

[edit on 7-3-2007 by searching_for_truth]



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