Growing Anti-Gore Ferment Focusing on the Food and Developing Sector Issues

12 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr>Growing Anti-Gore Ferment Focusing on the Food and Developing Sector Issues<h2></h2><p>April 12, Wiesbaden-- Several leading news media of Germany have begun to voice criticism of the bio-fuel drive. The current issue of the <em>Focus</em> weekly has an article warning against drastic price increases for food, if corn-growing for bio-fuels expands. The current issue of the <em>Die Zeit</em> weekly has an interview with the CEO of Nestle (one of the world's biggest food producers) Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, who lambasts the idea of massively expanding bio-fuels as "ecological insanity," which, since the production of one liter of ethanol requires the use of 4,560 liters of water, is a "waste of our most precious resource: water." He adds: "Bio-fuels cause an increase of prices for basic food items. Car drivers in the rich industrial nations are being subsidized at the expense of the poorest among the world population."</p><p>Also, the BUND, an organization for the conservation of nature, blasts the idea of massive expansion of bio-fuels, basing its argument on the charge that in order to achieve the fastest and maximum growth of respective "fuel plants," immense use of water and pesticides were required.</p></div></body>