Biofuels are a “crime against humanity”

Biofuels made from food crops are a “crime against humanity“, according to the UN’s special special rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, and there should be a five year moratorium on their production, according to a report on Reuters.

Jose Sergio Gabrielli, chief executive of Brazil’s state petrochemical company, Petrobras, said the US should reduce the tariff on ethanol made in Brazil, because using corn to make ethanol is raising food prices.

The rapporteur’s words may seem strong to those of us with comfy lives in the richer parts of the world, but he was speaking from the perspective of the 1bn people world wide who go to bed hungry.

hattip to Biofuelsdigest

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