Sent: Saturday, May 10, 2008 4:28 PM
Subject: Environmentalism Causing Food Shortages
Environmentalism Causing Food Shortages,
and Death Globally
"Most environmentalists now insist
that producing ethanol is worse, not better for the
NBC News recently reported what Rush Limbaugh and many others have been
saying for some time now: The push for biofuels — in particular, ethanol — is a
major factor in higher food prices. These high prices hurt not only Americans,
but consumers worldwide, and they are also helping to cause food shortages
around the world.
This year roughly one-forth of the U.S. corn crop will
go to make biofuels. Next year? As much as one-third will go for fuel, not
The impact is huge. Corn, is part
because of other government subsidy and regulation, has become an ever-bigger
part of the food supply. When prices go up, it’s trouble — especially for the
But it’s worse than
that. Ethanol is a big scam. Tough talk? No, just the facts, ma’am. Ethanol
has been sold as a way to energy independence, as environmentally friendly, and
as good for our economy. Three strikes.
doesn’t have much effect on foreign oil because it initially substitutes for
more expensive domestic oil. Moreover, most
environmentalists now insist that producing ethanol is worse, not better for the
And ethanol is not good for the economy.
If it provided real economic benefits, its use wouldn’t have to be mandated,
nor its production subsidized to the tune of $1 a
taxpayers to wreck the environment and to increase hunger — with no gain in
energy independence — well that just doesn’t make any
Over past decades many other countries have gotten their grains
from the US, but now the U.S. is helping to starve third world
countries. How do we feel about aiding death, in place of feeding the
hungry, just to run our cars. Is this supposed to make us feel
Does our new Green Agenda and
our aim for energy independence, now make us the new murderers of the world?
Who is getting rich, while killing
the masses off with their wealth? You be the judge and follow the money.
The Global Warming scammers
are making themselves wealthy Green Barons. Those that buy into their lies
are also part and parcel to the deaths of a million, and maybe many more.
How does saving the environment make you feel
See below for related links....
BANGLADESH: Middle classes scramble for subsidized
Government-run outlets selling subsidized rice and other
basic commodities are now being besieged by members of the middle class as food
prices continue to rise.
In Dhaka people are queing up for hours a day in
the midday sun to buy 5kg of rice per head under the government’s Open Market
Sale (OMS) scheme - established whenever a potential food crisis is perceived.
The authorities have opened over 2,500 such outlets nationwide, with an
additional 3,800 set to open in the coming days.
THAILAND: Rising rice prices fuel fears of food shortages
International aid agencies are increasingly
worried by the recent dramatic rise in food costs, and particularly rice prices,
across Asia and the effect this will have on food assistance projects for the
poorest people in the region.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is
watching the rising price of rice, especially in Thailand, with alarm. “I have
sleepless nights,” Jack Keulemans, regional procurement officer for the
organisation, told IRIN.full report
TIMOR-LESTE: WFP shifts focus of food
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will cut food aid
for displaced people in Timor-Leste this month to ensure assistance reaches the
most vulnerable and food insecure communities throughout the country.
policy decision is based on a report that shows some WFP aid is reaching people
who are not food insecure, while bypassing tens of thousands of other Timorese
in need.full report
Paul is a fine writer and authors some very
good articles at the Sam Adams Alliance.