22 April 2008 00:36 [Source: ICIS news]
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The decision by developed nations to cultivate food for energy has prompted a "brutal" increase in basics such a wheat, corn and soya and has severely impacted developing nations such as Peru, said President Garcia during the inauguration of a natural gas filling station operated by Clean Energy.
"We believe there are energy alternatives that don't endanger the world's food supply," he said in Spanish. "All that we're doing is condemning a quarter of humanity to hunger."
Attending the President's address was Energy Minister Juan Valdivia who earlier this year called on the agriculture ministry to speed up approvals for companies requesting permission to grow crops for fuel on uncultivated land.
Legal mandates to increase the percentage of renewable fuels in the nation's diesel supply and a free trade agreement with the
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