“Since the beginning of last year, medical the price of maize has doubled(6). The price of wheat has also reached a 10-year high, click while global stockpiles of both grains have reached 25-year lows(7). Already there have been food riots in Mexico and reports that the poor are feeling the strain all over the world. The US department of agriculture warns that “if we have a drought or a very poor harvest, illness we could see the sort of volatility we saw in the 1970s, and if it does not happen this year, we are also forecasting lower stockpiles next year.”(8) According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the main reason is the demand for ethanol: the alcohol used for motor fuel, which can be made from both maize and wheat(9).”
George Monbiot will explain more about why ethanol is a worse polluter than petroleum, and how:
“….Biodiesel from palm oil causes TEN TIMES as much climate change as ordinary diesel……”.
Read it – HERE.
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