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Friday, November 16, 2007

Food vs. Fuel - From Forbes

This is an interesting article from Forbes concerning the food vs. fuel debate. Their take, of course, is from a financial viewpoint, but the article certainly causes one to give thought to some of the ramifications of "growing" our fuel.

Food Vs. Fuel

Michael Maiello
11.15.07, 6:00 PM ET

The world's poor spend twice what they did on food just seven years ago, yet still starve in greater numbers. An eight-year-long drought in Australia, the lengthiest in 200 years, has helped keep global supplies of wheat and corn tight. Concern about climate change has led to biofuels subsidies that pit hungry mouths and empty gas tanks against each other.

A rising middle class in Asia is developing a taste for meat, so crops that might go to feed people are being diverted to cows and chickens. Within the next year, China...(complete article here).

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