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The Corn Ultimatum

 
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:39 am    Post subject: The Corn Ultimatum Reply with quote

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Climate Progress - 24/02/11

Bill Clinton warns: Too much ethanol could lead to food riots

I am not a fan of our corn ethanol policy as I made clear made clear during the last food crisis (see “The Fuel on the Hill” and “Can words describe how bad corn ethanol is?” and “Let them eat biofuels!“). In a world of blatantly increasing food insecurity — driven by population, dietary trends, rising oil prices, and growing climate instability — America’s policy of burning one third of our corn crop in our engines (soon to be 37% or more) is becoming increasingly untenable, if not unconscionable.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An American politician with a conscience! Must be unique. But then he's not a politician any more is he, he's retired.
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It is very, very, very serious indeed. This is the big one!" Professor Tim Lang, APPGOPO, 25/03/08. And he was talking about food, not oil or the economy!
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