Results tagged world+bank

Biofuels boost poverty and death rates, U.S. studies say

A food-for-fuel policy is causing some 200,000 deaths a year, and afflicting millions more with disease and disability, a new report says. World Health Organization and World Bank data bear out reports by the Executive Intelligence Review that show America is losing ground as a food supply.

The Wall Street Journal: The Ethanol Election Delay

Food shortages across Africa, the Middle East and South America are the worst since the 1980s and have produced hunger and political instability. So perhaps this emergency is the time to relax the U.S. ethanol mandate, which diverts four of every 10 domestic bushels of corn into gas tanks.