Lib policies set the table 4 starvation

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2010
Lib policies set the table 4 starvation
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Fri, 03-12-2010 - 12:46am

http://www.globalpolicy.org/home/217-hunger/48820-eu-biofuels-significantly-harming-food-production-in-developing-countries.html


The grain grown to produce the fuel in the US in 2009 was enough to feed 330 million people for one year at average world consumption levels.


If all global biofuel government targets are met, says ActionAid, food prices could rise by up to an additional 76% by 2020 with an extra 600 million extra people going hungry - six times as much as European policies alone.


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iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2010
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 11:09am

No, we don't spend much time wonderin' about such things.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2009
Fri, 03-12-2010 - 12:17pm
I thought our international trade policies over the years did that;-)
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2010
Sat, 03-13-2010 - 12:42am

You're right. I stand corrected.


iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2010
Sat, 03-13-2010 - 12:45am
To some degree I'm sure they did, but for the most part liberal trade policies focus on starving Americans more than the rest of the world. For liberals to starve hundreds of millions of people, well... that would be their so-called energy policy.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2009
Sat, 03-13-2010 - 9:39am
Since when has the Heritage Foundation and Cato Institute been called "liberal";-)
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2006
Sat, 03-13-2010 - 2:43pm

There are pros and cons to every energy policy and, of course, conservation is the best policy. I wouldn't call a policy calling for greater production of biofuels a liberal policy. There are plenty of Republicans taking money from agribusiness, too:

http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/sector.php?txt=A01&cycle=2010

And if they gain enough seats in November, I guarantee you'll see the red expand,and the blue shrink, on the charts.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2010
Sat, 03-13-2010 - 10:23pm
Really? Cato supports doing something as silly as burning our food in gas tanks?
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2010
Sat, 03-13-2010 - 10:30pm

Cons tend to not fall for green washing as libs do. That's why we have so many failures getting billions a year in subsidy money. The libs think it's great, the cons, not so much.


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-24-2009
Sun, 03-14-2010 - 9:14am

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You think the king of ethanol (ADM)

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-14-2010
Sun, 03-14-2010 - 9:31am
The right taking

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