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Originally posted by poet1b
World food shortages are beginning to become a major topic. I was reading a newspaper covering Asia, and the article was blaming biofuels for food shortages in Asia. Say What! Asia's primary food source is rice. Are they making biofuels out of rice?
Last I heard, corn, soybean, and sugar are the major food sources being used for biofuels,
and old fryer grease, which the U.S. has no shortage of. Why are biofuels being blamed for the growing food shortage? The fix is in.
This growing food shortage was predicted by the site dieoff.com.
It is scary how quickly this crisis is developing. What I have I read tries to blame biofuels, rather than the true relationship between oil prices and food prices.
Originally posted by Karlhungis
Yes, the feverish attacks on biofuels seems to be rising. While I don't think they are the answer and they do seem to be a big waste of resources, I think you are correct. I have trouble connecting the dots on how Corn for ethanol is somehow affecting the rice market?
The real problem seems to be high fuel costs, but it seems that people are taking advantage of this to attack biofuels. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that big oil was helping to fuel the attacks.