Results tagged world+hunger

The Radical Transformation of the U.S. Agricultural Landscape

Our recent analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture points to our worst fears: the ethanol mandate is a driving force in the radical transformation of the U.S. agricultural landscape in the years since the RFS was instituted.

Take Action Against Hunger on World Food Day

This Friday, as we honor World Food Day, we are reminded of a harsh reality: what should be a basic human right is inaccessible to many.

Why the RFS Matters in Election 2016

As we move into the second GOP debate of the 2016 presidential election, you may wonder: Why should I care about this issue right now?

Ethanol Mandate Exacerbates World Hunger

Nine billion people. Our global population is predicted to rise from seven to nine billion people by 2040. Imagine trying to feed an additional two billion people when there are 800 million people around the world—right now—who go malnourished every day.

Environmental Working Group & Friends Call for RFS Reform

In an event convened by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an unlikely coalition of voices came together to discuss the mass deforestation, volatile food prices and the dangerous, costly fuel being forced upon Americans by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Guest Post: Counting the Cost of a Biofuels Boom

Government mandates create an inflexible demand for biofuel crops, driving up the cost of food and making prices more volatile, thereby contributing to hunger around the world.

Know your candidates

The best way to get Congress to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is to make sure we elect people who know the facts and are ready to make a change.

Smarter Fuel Future Advocates’ Ethanol Warning Labels

Advocates for Smarter Fuel Future design warning label that show the horrors of ethanol.

World Hunger Day

World Hunger Day seems like an appropriate time to discuss what the EPA and Congress can do to positively impact those living in extreme poverty. In a discussion hosted by FoodPolicy.Us, panelists discussed the effects the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is having on hunger domestically and abroad.

The Hall of Legislative Curiosities: Food or Fuel?

What happens when you use the world’s breadbasket to feed cars, not people? No surprise here: Less land for food means higher prices for you.

NGO’s respond to UN biofuels reversal

As we wait for the Environmental Protection Agency to make the final ruling on the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reversed its stance on biofuels development in a report released this week.

The Cellulosic Bridge to Nowhere

Ethanol proponents have long claimed that advanced (cellulosic) biofuels will replace corn ethanol, resolving the emissions and hunger problems that corn ethanol causes. And yet, despite government mandates and subsidies, cellulosic biofuels are still not produced at any commercial scale.