Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 3 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H2'ed 7/6/08

Biofuels Cause 75% Increase in Food Prices

By The Telegraph  Posted by (about the submitter)       (Page 2 of 2 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page. (View How Many People Read This)   17 comments
Author 9211
Message
Friends of the Earth said it was now clear that the biofuels target had to be scrapped.

Biofuels campaigner Kenneth Richter said: "This report shows that when MEPs vote on biofuels targets next week they will have the fate of millions in their hands.

"Finding enough land to grow 10% of Europe's transport fuel will lead to more hunger and suffering - as well as doing next to nothing to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

"Politicians must act responsibly and change course on this disastrous transport policy."

He called on MEPs to scrap biofuels targets and vote instead to double the fuel efficiency of new cars by 2020, which he said would do more to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact EditorContact Editor
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: