Sun, 04 Sep 2011

Can the World Still Feed Itself?

While I certainly disagree with some of his prescriptions, I find myself agreeing with his diagnosis. If we're not already unable to feed ourselves, we soon will be. And I agree that the main culprit is the drive toward biofuels. It's a double edged sword - and there'll be a price to be paid, sooner or later, beyond the subsidies and hype.

Yes, says Nestle's chairman Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, but not if we burn food for fuel, fear genetic advances and fail to charge for water.

(link) [The Wall Street Journal]

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