Gordon Brown responded to mounting concerns about the global rise in food prices by signalling that he might scale back Britain’s commitment to biofuels, which critics say has exacerbated the food crisis because land has been given over to grow crops for energy rather than food.
I refer back to Dwight D. Eisenhower regarding the scientific-technological elite:
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.” (emphasis added)
We are starving people because we really have no idea what we are doing and the government placing a bet based on short sighted warm-mongering ends up with us doing the equivalent of this.
Burning food for fuel -- seriously, are we really that arrogant and removed from food shortages of the past (or even of other parts of the world today) to believe this is smart? I mean I accepted it when some became comfortable to eliminate the high protein meat option and become vegitarians. I even accepted some carrying that further and shunning all animal products and becoming vegans. But burning food so they can get to their yoga class is more then I can deal with.
That IS evil!
You want viable alternatives to energy? Eliminate all taxed for any company that develops and produces a gas replacement that doesn't increase emissions and doesn't use food. There you go.