TITLE

Biofuels and food prices

PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Chemistry in Australia;Aug2008, Vol. 75 Issue 7, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the global increase in the prices of biofuels and food have led to recent food riots in Haiti, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cote d'Ivorie, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. The growing demand for biofuels is said to be influenced by the increase in oil prices. It relates that oil-importing countries are expanding biofuel production in an effort to minimize exposure to higher oil prices. In addition, rising oil and natural gas prices also contributed to the rising cost of fertilizers.
ACCESSION #
41563675

 

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