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Bio Fuel : a cause for food shortage

April 7, 2009

Over the past few years, the world has been witness to the increasing problem of food shortages.One argument is that in our thirst for environmentally friendly fuels by using bio fuels, we are contributing to the increasing food prices as more and more farmers are keen to grow crops like corn to make ehanol to be used as fuel instead of food.As an off shoot of this, the prices of other crops are also increasing. In a way agricultural production is diverted away from food crops often leading to mass starvation in poor and under developed countries.

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