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bristol | protests | press release Tuesday June 03, 2008 00:23 by bristol rising tide bristol at risingtide dot org dot uk
Part of worldwide Food and Climate Change day
Biofuels far from the panacea to petrol prices and climate change, have added to the global food price hike by taking land previously occupied by food crops. A study by the University of Minnesota found that growing biofuel on converted rainforests, peat lands, savannas or grasslands created up to 420 times more carbon dioxide than it saved.
Wheat Prices have doubled in the UK over the past year, and consumers and retailsers have so far managed to absorb this. But elsewhere in the world, people are going without wheat (and other staples) and bakers are going out of business.
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