Monday, October 28, 2013
New paper says biofuels will cause high food price inflation, but don't worry, you'll eat less as a result
A paper published today in Global Environmental Change finds biofuel production will cause a significant increase in future food prices, especially in the US. The authors predict that high food price inflation due to producing biofuels in the US will lead to fewer calories consumed [aka more people starving], but says nonetheless CO2 "emissions per calorie [will increase] slightly in all three countries [US, China, Brazil]." This begs the question, why do we burn our food?
Posted by MS at 12:07 PM