Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Can't Eat Biofuel

Worldwide food shortages hit Japan

While soaring food prices have triggered rioting among the starving millions of the third world, in wealthy Japan they have forced a pampered population to contemplate the shocking possibility of a long-term — perhaps permanent — reduction in the quality and quantity of its food.

Biofuels under fire at International Energy Forum

Biofuels, once seen as a key factor in curbing greenhouse gas emissions, are behind the current global food crisis, major oil producers and consumers charged at an energy forum here on Monday.

Surely there are many factors in the current food crisis but subsidizing the use of farm land to grow 'fuel' is pushing it over the edge. Biofuel is not cost-effective and wouldn't be much of a factor in a free market.

Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World

Many parts of America, long considered the breadbasket of the world, are now confronting a once unthinkable phenomenon: food rationing. Major retailers in New York, in areas of New England, and on the West Coast are limiting purchases of flour, rice, and cooking oil as demand outstrips supply.

Global warming won't kill us but the global warming fanaticism sure will. It's time to take a couple of steps back and get our bearings instead of running blindly into the darkness of our conceit. The Al Gores of the world don't have a clue or a care about what they are doing to the world except as they line their own pockets with cash and their heads with power.

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