04 March 2011 19:24 [Source: ICIS news]
DIHK president Hans Heinrich Driftmann warned that if no steps were taken, the world could be facing a hunger crisis within three years.
“As long as food supplies are not secure globally, we cannot allow the use of agricultural lands for any other purposes, such as energy crops,” Driftmann said with reference to Germany's troubled launch of 10% bioethanol blended gasoline.
Securing global food supplies was "the most important task of our times", he said.
Driftmann said one of the drivers of the current turmoil in n
He also pointed to the Mexican tortilla riots of 2007, which became part of a big food or fuel debate at the time.
Germany's growth was so robust that the high oil prices would only dent it a bit at best, he said.
He predicted that oil markets would normalise once the situation in n
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