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Biofuels are not a “crime against humanity”: FAO

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation has come out against the statement yesterday by UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, that biofuels are a crime against humanity, and is quoted by Biopact as saying: We regret the report of the Special Rapporteur has taken a very complex issue, with many positive […]

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Crop prices hit records in key grains

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation published its most recent crops prospect and Food Situation Report. Key findings to chew over as you go to the report: The global cereal supply and demand situation has continued to tighten in recent months, reflecting the deterioration of prospects for the 2007 world cereal production, which nevertheless is […]

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Maize and wheat prices could stay high for 10 years

Maize and wheat prices have shot up to their highest levels since 2000 in the past few months, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and reported on Yubanet. The report says an increased demand for biofuel production may keep prices above historic levels for the next 10 years and have an impact […]

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Biofuel could destabilise society: FAO

Increases in the prices of basic food products could spark “social tension” in developing countries, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Director-General Jacques Diouf said in an interview published Friday, in the FT and quoted by the business inquirer. Get with it Jaques, there have already been food riots in Mexico […]

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Biofuels are changing agricultural economics

Biofuels are changing agricultural economics according to the OECD and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation in a report on ICIS News. (Disclosure: I work for ICIS: About ICIS) This is

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Food vs Fuel Here’s the kicker

Here’s the kicker: consumers with one three hundredth per capita income compared to that of the developed countries cannot be expected to pay the same price for food-grains as those in the developed countries . That’s my emphasis I dug that

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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 […]

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Cereal demand and production is going to be tight in 2007

Production of cereals and demand for them is going to be tight in 2007, according to a report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, in a statement released yesterday. The FAO Says World cereal production in 2007 is on track to reach a record level of 2 095 million tonnes, a rise of 4.8 percent […]

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