Last year approximately 100,000 tons of grain was used to make biological fueI.
I love the colour green, but I love a fresh loaf of bread more.
1 Swiss Frank per day, per person.
Worldwide at least a billion people must live on this amount. That hardly pays for basic food.
The price for grain is exploding because it is being used for bio fuel.
The price of rice rose by 75% in the last two monthes. The price of corn rose over the last twelve monthes by 120%. One of the causes being merchant speculation.
It takes 200 kilo of corn to manufacture enough Ethanol to fill a 95 Liter tank. With this amount of corn a person could feed themselves for a year.
2102 Million tones of grain was harvested in the world in 2007. Half of it was used for animal food and biological fuel.
Work the rest of it out for yourselves.
Can we let this go on?