June 14, 2007

Burning Food

UN envoy says making biofuels from food crops could cause hundreds of thousands of deaths due to price increases and distribution issues.

Biofuels also compete for scarce water, a serious problem in drought-stressed countries.

China is abandoning grain ethanol biofuel development.

There's always making biofuel from algae, which doesn't require competition for arable land, and might scrub carbon out of powerplant smokestacks.

Posted by natasha at June 14, 2007 10:29 PM | Agriculture | Technorati links |