Biofuels could be very good for third world: UN

Biofuels could be very good for the third world Gustavo Best head of energy policy at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation, talking to Reuters.

He draws an interesting parallel with the Green Revolution of the 1960s:

“It’s probably the best opportunity there has been since the ‘green revolution’ to bring really a new wind of development in rural areas,” Best says.

He goes on to explain that biofuels could offer new cash crops for farmers in the developing world.

What he doesn’t do is discuss tariff and invisible barriers to trade that could make it hard for exactly these people to get their biofuels to large markets.

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