According to a new UN report, world food prices are expected to rise as much as 40% in the next ten years. Hunger and food insecurity have risen as a result of recent price hikes and global economic crisis, resulting in about 1 billion people being undernourished. Biofuels are admitted to be a factor in this.
The production of biofuels has long been known to be contributing to world hunger.
2007 article from The Guardian:
“The western appetite for biofuels is causing starvation in the poor world. Developing nations are being pushed to grow crops for ethanol, rather than food – all thanks to political expediency”
2008 article from the Times Online (UK)
“Rush for biofuels threatens starvation on a global scale”
Uk government Chief Scientific Adviser Professor John Beddington states publicly that biofuels are likely to cause food shortages that rival climate change in terms of the threat they would pose to humanity.