The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109897 Message #2300922
Posted By: Wolfgang
30-Mar-08 - 05:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Global Rice Crisis
Subject: RE: BS: Global Rice Crisis
Energy can be produced from edible plants (like oil and coal have been, just quicker by a factor of some millions). That's called renewable energy. So if energy gets more expensive (look at the oil prices) food has to get more expensive as well. Our gas/petrol now by law has to contain 5% (or 10?) biofuel. Since our Green (and other parties) voters can spend more money on fuel than, say, Sambians can spend for food, it'll rather happen that Sambians starve than that we reduce our driving or flying.
Wolfgang (sometimes cynical Green voter)