View Full Version : Is the UN's food policy diametrically opposed to current biofuels

1st May 2008, 01:10 AM
(automatically updated/inserted from The Big Biofuels Blog)

Is the UN's food policy diametrically opposed to the current generation of biofuels? I only ask because Ban Ki-moon, that the UN food task force (http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2008/apr/30/food.development?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront) will chair has decided in Berne “The first and immediate priority issue that we all agreed was that we must feed the hungry,” Mr Ban said after a meeting of agency heads in the Swiss capital, Bern, according to the Coffee House. (http://environmentdebate.wordpress.com/2008/04/30/un-food-crisis-task-force-set-up-as-hunger-spreads/)Which should be applauded. The role of food in society is to feed people not to fuel their addiction to driving. It is possible that other technologies such as cellulosic biofuels and turning waste into liquid fuels might do the same job but they need to be pushed as hard as easy ethanol production.

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