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Poor Protest Against Eco Effects

Bio-fuels trigger tortilla price bubble | The Register

Demand for eco-friendly bio-fuels in the US is being blamed for a massive rise in the price of corn in Mexico. The recent 400 per cent increase in the price of a tortilla has driven thousands of Mexico's poorest people onto the streets in protest...

Since the surge in the cost of tortillas, many are spending up to a third of their income on the flat breads.

UPDATE: Mercia Rising (a good looking new blog) brings us news of the environmental horrors of “renewable” palm oil fuel

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Thanks for the link.

Offa

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