How saving the planet causes famine: the climate crisis melts away but global food shortage is legacy of the foolish rush to biofuels. Evidence for dangerous, human-caused global warming was always slim, now it lies cruelly exposed both by a cruel blowback and it’s not just coming from within the science.
A far more devastating catastrophe is unfolding and it is entirely the product of the mad rush to biofuels: third world famine. Today a whopping 6.5 percent of the world’s grain has been stripped from the global food supply. That’s the kind of catastrophic cut in food supply that triggers a tipping point so that Third World hunger explodes into mass starvation. Why did it happen?
So begins this dissertation from John O’Sullivan. He goes on to explain just how the policy makers got it wrong and then goes on to name names, of who he blames for this calamity. The names will come as no surprise to those of you who follow these issues, but read more at the website. Click the link below.
—Food for fuel, a sure way of creating a hunger crisis
By Jean Ziegler and Siv O’Neall
Axis of Logic exclusive
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2011
Biofuel producers, by far the world’s most powerful multinational corporations, have their headquarters in the U.S. Each year they receive billions of dollars of government aid. In the words of Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address in 2011: for the United States, the bioethanol and biodiesel program is “a national cause,” a cause of national security. In 2011, subsidized by $ 6 billion of public funds, U.S trusts will burn 38.3 % of the national corn harvest, against 30.7 % in 2008. And since 2008, corn prices on the world market have increased by 48%.” – Read More at The Axis of Logic