Friday, April 11, 2008

Biofuels propelling food crisis, U.K. PM says - Nat Post April 11th

WASHINGTON - Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister, called yesterday for a co-ordinated response led by the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to look at the role played by biofuels in pushing up food prices.

"We need urgently to examine the impact on food prices of different kinds and production methods of biofuels and ensure that their use is responsible and sustainable," he wrote in a letter to Yasuo Fukuda, the Japanese Prime Minister, as chairman of the Group of Eight industrial nations.


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