Tuesday, April 29, 2008

food crisis

bbc america news had an interesting piece tonight on the rising prices of food and the hunger it is causing in nations around the world. additionally, countries like china are talking about leasing fields in australia to make up for land lost to urban development. president bush says only 15% of the rise in prices is related to corn diverted for biofuel. eating is getting so complicated and political.

stephen colbert also touched on the subject, commenting that "ethanol solves the energy crisis...is there any problem alcohol can't solve?" he also offered the equation, rivaling e=mc2 for applicability, corn + magic = gas. check out his commentary, kernel of truth.

i am glad such influential media outlets are tackling the subject.

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