Tuesday, March 13, 2007

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Plenty That's Unavailable

by Akiva at Mystical Paths

If I remember the line from the navi (prophets) correctly, it's (more or less) "plenty in the market but none will be able to afford it"...

As biofuels boom, will more go hungry?

Fans of biofuels give the impression we could soon be running cars on maize, producing electricity with sugar, and getting power from palm oil.

Even though the biofuel boom is only just beginning, it has already pushed up the cost of staples in places like Mexico where rocketing tortilla prices have sparked angry protests.

Some experts foresee a permanent change in food economics if farmers scent higher profit in fuel crops than in growing plants to feed people.

"We're into a new structure of markets," said British food aid expert Edward Clay. "It could have profound implications on poor people."...


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