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As biofuel production has increased – particularly ethanol derived from corn – a hotly contested competition for feedstock supplies has emerged between the agricultural grain markets and biofuel refineries.
Nearly one billion people in the world are undernourished, while millions suffer from chronic disease due to excess food consumption.
Governments should target aid towards individual households threatened with poverty because of soaring food costs rather than intervene in the markets to try to lower prices.
Online Petition Seeks Support for End to Corn-based Ethanol's Federal Support WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The connection between rising food prices and federal support for corn-based ethanol is explained in a new website, http://www.cornforfoodnotfuel.com/, launched today by organizations whose members produce and process the majority of meat and poultry in the United States.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising food prices are causing poor children and families in developing countries to sink deeper into hunger and malnutrition, according to Children International, a leading U.S.-based humanitarian organization. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/childreninternational/46389/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/MM19381 ) According to the Food and Agriculture...
Food production in many of the worldâ€™s poorest regions could as much as double with small-scale â€œeco-farming,â€ a system that could also help fight climate change.
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