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BIOFUELS have forced global food prices up by 75 per cent – far more than previously estimated – according to a confidential World Bank report published in a British newspaper today.
The assessment is based on a detailed analysis by Don Mitchell, an internationally respected economist at the global financial body, the Guardian said.
The figure contradicts US Government estimates that plant-derived fuels have contributed less than 3 per cent to food-price increases, the newspaper said.
Originally posted by Ceara
Corn puts out what... 2-3 ears per plant? Jerusalem Artichoke puts out several large tubers per plant.