Sunday, July 06, 2008

Enviro-hubris strikes back

The ethanol boondoggle rears its ugly head once again. A World Bank report claims biofuels are responsible for the 75% increase in food prices, contradicting US government claims of only a 3% impact.

What has the greater chance of making a third-worlder hate the West - a war in Iraq that probably doesn't impact them at all unless they happen to live in Iraq, or a 75% increase in food costs due to US and European biofuel mandates?

I think a starving toddler carries more weight than a far-away war.

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