ActionAid: Drive Aid

May 2, 2013


 

Opposition for biofuels stretches across the globe.

In the video above, Action Aid UK calls attention to the folly of burning our food for fuel.

In 2011, the United States—the world’s largest food exporter—converted 40 percent of its corn crop into fuel in order to satisfy the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In fact, the total amount of ethanol produced in the United States in 2011 was 13.95 billion gallons, enough to feed 570 million people that year. This practice of converting food into fuel drastically restricts global corn supply, and continues to have real consequences for the 1.2 billion people around the world living on $1.25 or less per day.

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