Meals Per Gallon: The Impact of Industrial Biofuels on People and Global Hunger
In fact they have been a major cause of the food and hunger crisis, which is set to get worse.
Industrial biofuels are currently made from maize, wheat, sugar cane and oil seeds such as palm oil, soy and rapeseed. The rapidly rising demand for crops for fuel has put them into competition with those grown for food, driving food prices higher and affecting what and how much people eat in developing countries. This is a significant issue in a world where a billion people are already going hungry.