Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Haiti Hunger, Oil, and Biofuels - A vicious cycle

This story is related to what we were discussing in class today.

It notes that the poor in Haiti, who cannot afford food, are having to eat cookies made out of dirt.
The article notes that food prices around the world have spiked due to the higher oil prices. Thus leading to higher cost for food transportation, and other oil byproducts such as fertilizers. It also noted the prices of corn, wheat, and other crops going up due to the demand for biofuels.

The connection between oil and biofuels just seems like a vicious cycle.

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