Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Food shortages spell end of biofuel

A few weeks ago I wrote, "biofuel is dead." So I wasn't surprised to read this:

. . . a reaction is building against policies in the United States and Europe to promote ethanol and similar fuels, with political leaders from poor countries contending that these fuels are driving up food prices and starving poor people. Biofuels are fast becoming a new flash point in global diplomacy, putting pressure on Western politicians to reconsider their policies. . . .

The American politician most prominently associated with biofuel scam is Illinois Senator Barack Obama.* And the US politician who has made the most effort to distance himself from the biofuel lobby -- not recently mind you, but back in 2000 -- is Arizona Senator John McCain.
Update: see my post: "Food shortage, biofuel, and Barack Obama"
NY Times.

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