I am less surprised by the assertion that the Bush administation would misrepresent the truth about the impact of biofuel on price of food to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, than I am by the disclosure that large amounts of the soybean crop are being converted into diesel fuel. What's next, beef fat?
I'm virtually certain that Tyson Foods is going to build a plant that will turn chicken fat into biodiesel .
Even though one could argue that beef and chicken fat are byproducts, they do have food value as cooking fat and shortening. And what impact will there be on food prices in markets that consume animal based shortenings when gets diverted into gas tanks?
Food should not be used to make fuel for internal combustion engines. Food should be used to feed people and livestock. We need to phase out the internal combustion engine and in the meantime drive smaller cars less often. Lets ramp up public transportation, walk more and spend more time at home.
Oh, and another thing. Ban low density housing developments that are not built close to where a majority of residents work, shop and seek services.
Inconsistent Biofuel Data Is Questioned - WSJ.com