World Must Balance Food Production, Consumption With Need For Biofuels
Huffington Post: Looking Beyond the Crisis
Jose Graziano da Silva, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization
“…Increasing humanity’s food supply by 60 percent in the next 35 years, through the agricultural practices we use today, would require some 50 percent more energy and 40 percent more water, according to the latest FAO estimates. … In the 21st Century, our choice is no longer between producing more food or more biofuels. We need them both. … Flexibility is the key word if we are to harmonize the need for biofuels and balance social justice with supply in today’s world. In practice, that means being able to change the mix, based on harvest forecasts. It is as simple as that…” (2/12).
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