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Biofuels as bad as climate change

Rush for biofuels threatens starvation on a global scale - Times Online

The rush towards biofuels is theatening world food production and the lives of billions of people, the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser said yesterday.

Professor John Beddington put himself at odds with ministers who have committed Britain to large increases in the use of biofuels over the coming decades. In his first important public speech since he was appointed, he described the potential impacts of food shortages as the “elephant in the room” and a problem which rivalled that of climate change.

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I support the theory behind biofuels, but if the sources of the raw materials are not sustainable then we have a serious problem!

A good comment on this @ http://eureferendum.blogspot.com/2008/03/he-doesnt-get-it.html

EU Referendum have been on this for ages and numerous other sites have done the basic arithmetic to show that Earth does not have enough acreage to meet the various targets.

Our best bet at the moment is to take as much subsidised biofuel from the USA as we can until they realise what we are doing and then go back to something more sustainable e.g. oil.

STB.

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