Ethanol: What about starving populations?

Newspapers reported last week that the federal government ordered a study of the environmental impact of making ethanol and biodiesel. The main reason for that study was evidence of harmful environmental effects from ethanol plants and amid growing criticism of biofuel technology.

 

Of course, our federal government didn't consider that the production of ethanol also increases the price of cereals and food around the world and would therefore increase the number of starving people in several countries for years to come.

Before even considering producing ethanol, our political leaders should remember that there are over a billion starving people on our planet and that it's a main concern for most Canadians.

Bruno Marquis
Gatineau