June 22, 2011

Biofuels are a "tremendous job creator" for rural areas

US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke out over biofuels being a great job creator, ahead of the Global meeting in Paris. He defended biofuels saying that there impact on food price rises is small and that the biofuels actually boost farm incomes.

Speaking out against biofuels was Oxfam the international charity said, "G20 nations should scrap "damaging" biofuel subsidies and mandates on the grounds that they add to price volatility and global warming". In a report Oxfam said that national and regional food reserves should be supported in developing countries. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers

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