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Thursday
Jul032008

Tony Juniper is main cause of starvation - official!

Latest news from the Guardian:

Biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75% — far more than previously estimated — according to a confidential World Bank report obtained by the Guardian. The damning unpublished assessment is based on the most detailed analysis of the crisis so far, carried out by an internationally-respected economist at global financial body.

And as we all know, Friends of the Earth lobbied the government hard to get the biofuels obligation put in place. Environmentalism kills!

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Reader Comments (4)

Possibly a little unfair on FOE really since they had published concerns on biofuels some time ago.

via: http://www.monbiot.com/archives/2005/12/06/worse-than-fossil-fuel/

Friends of the Earth et al, September 2005. The Oil for Ape Scandal: how palm oil is threatening orang-utan survival. Research report. www.foe.co.uk/resource/reports/oil_for_ape_full.pdf

Not to disagree that biofuel is a complete debacle. It seemed to be a win-win situation for governments interested in looking green and trying to prop up western subsidised farming. What was the road to hell paved with...?
Jul 4, 2008 at 6:16 AM | Unregistered CommenterEdderly
They weren't concerned enough not to campaign to make them mandatory. In fact it's extraordinary that they continued to campaign for them when they knew of the adverse environmental consequences.
Jul 4, 2008 at 7:01 AM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill
Greenpeace are still pushing biofuels...

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/campaigns/climate-change/solutions/bioenergy

sure they whitter on about sustainability and food security.

Good to see its colder now then when Hansen said we had 10 years to save the world - 20 years ago.
Jul 4, 2008 at 5:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterChris, Baildon
Now that's interesting Chris. I had thought that Greenpeace had actually been quite sound on the issue.
Jul 4, 2008 at 5:20 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

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