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CTDL 163: Does your right to affordable ethanol trump somebody else’s right to food?

The flip side would probably be related to pollution, climate change, and death due to rising seas for people in low lying areas of the world.

Led by secretary general Ban Ki-Moon, officials want to mitigate the impact of the steep rise in staple food prices and prevent food shortages worsening.
The World Food Programme (WFP) says an extra 100 million people cannot afford enough food because of higher prices.
Food has become increasingly expensive, triggering unrest in several countries.

[From BBC NEWS | Business | UN meeting to address food crisis]

So does that mean if we get the biofuels to limit greenhouse gas, we doom millions to death by starvation. But, if we don’t get the biofuels we keep burning the fossil fuels and doom them to drowning? There’s probably a lesson to be learned about unchecked consumption here somewhere.


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