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Why are bio-fuels a threat to poor people?

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Asked by meggha, 22 Apr '08 09:22 pm
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Bio-fuels need land that can be used to grow food crops. With the current global shortage of food and rising prices, growing crops to convert into fuel is criminal. Due to this a lot of people living below the poverty line will starve.
Answered by Zeus, 22 Apr '08 09:24 pm

 
  
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I do not know.Please enlighten me at kumarhs2001@rediffmail.com afetr you get replies.
Answered by darna kyon, 22 Apr '08 09:24 pm

 
  
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Obviously, because you are producing bio-fuels out of arable land, which can go into food production, or cultivation.

And as arable land goes down for food crop use, and for biofuel use, food supply goes down. If supply of any commodity goes down, prices go up, especially for food because you can't just "live without" food as you can a colour TV or a trip to Vegas.
Answered by A Moin, 22 Apr '08 09:26 pm

 
  
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Biofuels development to provide alternative energy sources and mitigate climate change offers both hope and threats. Part of the threat lies in the dramatic effect that increased biofuels production will likely have on the world food situation. According to the IFPRI report, poor people in developing countries will be adversely affected by both higher prices for food and greater volatility of food prices. Subsidies for biofuels, which are common, increase the negative impact on poor households, as they implicitly act as a tax on basic food.
Using state-of-the-art computer modeling, IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute )has projected the possible price effects of biofuels for two potential scenarios up to the year 2020:
Under scenario one, which is based on many countries actual plans for biofuel investment and on the assumption that high-potential countries will expand their production of bioenergy, maize prices would increase by 26 percent and oilseed prices would r ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 22 Apr '08 09:27 pm

 
  
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Meghha,
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Khoya raha tumhare khyalo mein
Kambakht hosh bhi aaya to tumse door ja kar
Aur ghir gaya hoon bahut sare swalo mein
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Answered by Roshan Lal, 22 Apr '08 09:25 pm

 
  
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