Saturday, July 1

bio fuels or food

I don't wish to be a wet blanket on a man's dream - having ridden on this thing last night and met Pete, the man behind the dream, I have huge respect for the energy it has taken to manifest this. But really, do you honestly think, as I suspect many hope, that we are going to maintain the status quo of consumption levels by shifting to bio-fuels.

Our grain reserves are dropping every year, as production outstrips demand, and this is only possible by using huge volumes of fossil fuels (about half of all fossil fuels are being used to grow food). With demand for bio-fuels increasing more people are going to go hungry.

The truth about bio-fuels. This is not a simplistic article - gird your loins.

Come on people, we are going to have to powerdown.

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