This from a story in The Age today:
"According to the 2008 World Development Report, more than 240 kilograms of corn — enough to feed one person for a year — is required to produce 100 litres of ethanol, enough to fill the tank of a sports utility vehicle." That's a long line of hungry people waiting at the petrol pump ...

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Comment by ChrisS on May 3, 2008 at 12:14pm
There's been yet more commentary on this issue, with over 100m people facing food shortages.

The biofuel industry should be looking at more sustainable models of production, like recycling waste products and non-food sources. The North American model is fking obscene, biofuels for SUVs is burning the food for the less prosperous in the rest of the world!
Comment by Matt Holden on April 16, 2008 at 11:41am
An The Telegraph in the UK outs it even more plainly:
"We drive, they starve. The mass diversion of the North American grain harvest into ethanol plants for fuel is reaching its political and moral limits."
Is that simple enough to understand ...
Comment by ChrisS on April 15, 2008 at 11:28pm
Yet more proof that most biofuels solutions on offer are bollox. Um, meant to type flawed

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