New analysis of 2009 US Department of Agriculture figures suggests biofuel revolution is impacting on world food supplies.
One-quarter of all the maize and other grain crops grown in the US now ends up as biofuel in cars rather than being used to feed people, according to new analysis which suggests that the biofuel revolution launched by former President George Bush in 2007 is impacting on world food supplies.
The 2009 figures from the US Department of Agriculture shows ethanol production rising to record levels driven by farm subsidies and laws which require vehicles to use increasing amounts of biofuels.
Which came first the biofuel law or the farm subsidy? (This ain't your mom and pop operation either, were talking corporate factory farms, massive single crop outfits)
"The grain grown to produce fuel in the US [in 2009] was enough to feed 330 million people for one year at average world consumption levels."
Obscene isn't it?
But, there were soooo many benefits to the corporate farm.
First of all, subsidies, then increased grain prices. So there is a lot of money to be made, starving humanity.
In 2008, the Guardian revealed a secret World Bank report that concluded that the drive for biofuels by American and European governments had pushed up food prices by 75%, in stark contrast to US claims that prices had risen only 2-3% as a result.
Since then, the number of hungry people in the world has increased to over 1 billion people, according to the UN's World Food programme.
"Continuing to divert more food to fuel, as is now mandated by the US federal government in its renewable fuel standard, will likely only reinforce the disturbing rise in world hunger. By subsidising the production of ethanol to the tune of some $6bn each year, US taxpayers are in effect subsidising rising food bills at home and around the world," said Brown.
Think for a moment about that last paragraph... American taxpayers are in reality subsidising their own starvation, and starvation around the globe. Think about that. For the benefit of the banks and corporations, such as Cargill, as an example, people are bringing on their own downfall.
Let's continue on, cause it get's better still for the corporations. Especially, the Monsanto's of the world, with their bastardized monstrosities. Their frankenfoods.
"Continued innovation in ethanol production and agricultural technology means that we don't have to make a false choice between food and fuel.
And there you have it.
"Agricultural technology"= Genetically modified food.
Which is not going to feed the world. But, like ethanol, it will make corporations alot of money. What GM food will undoubtedly do is make people sick, really sick.
The spin off benefit of more sick people.... a boon to pharmaceutical companies. To treat the symptoms and not the root cause
Are you seeing a pattern there? Are you following the money? Connecting the dots?