Skip to comments.U.N. Issues Warning on Food Crisis (food for fuel alert)
Posted on 06/03/2008 10:40:00 AM PDT by tobyhill
ROME Resolving the global food crisis could cost as much as $30 billion a year and wealthier nations are doing little to help the developing world face the problem, United Nations officials said Tuesday.
At a U.N. food summit attended by dozens of world leaders, Jacques Diouf, head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, opened the meeting by sharply criticizing wealthy nations who he said were cutting back on agriculture programs for the worlds poor and ignoring deforestation while spending billions on carbon markets, subsidies for farmers and biofuel production.
The developing countries did in fact forge policies, strategies and programs that if they had received appropriate funding would have given us world food security, Mr. Diouf, said, adding that international community finally began to mobilize to help after images of food riots and starvation emerged in the media. He said there had been plenty of meetings on the need for anti-hunger programs and agricultural development in poor nations in the last decade but not enough money to make them a reality.
Another major debate that emerged at the conference was the role of biofuels in producing food shortages. The U.S. delegation here maintains that only 2 to 3 percent of food price rises were attributable to the biofuel boom. The U.N., however, said the impact was much greater. Biofuel production affects food prices because farmers in many countries have switched from growing crops for food to growing crops for fuel.
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In order to encourage rapid crop growth and crop strength we must increase CO2.
LOL. The Global Warming alarmist haven’t quite figured out what makes plants grow.
They sure haven't. The morons went and got CO2 classified as pollution! We need another amendment to the Constitution for the separation of politics from science.
We need another amendment to the Constitution for the separation of politics from science.
We need another amendment to the Constitution for the separation of politics from MORONS!
And this citizen of a wealthy nation is sharply criticizing the UN for being the feckless, corrupt, incapable collection of third world tyrannts and tinpot dictators that it is.
I fart in the UN’s general direction.
Ole Sam Kinison had the problem solved. Send trucks.
How much longer will it take the “developing world” to develop their own ability to feed themselves? Ans: it won’t happen in your lifetime when developing means, corruption to the point of ignoring the starving masses. And now; we have the UN members from the corrupt “developing world” telling the rest of us (mainly the US) we must foot the bill so that they can maintain their lavish lifestyles in the corrupt UN and their own corrupt governments.
As I have posted many times:
What we need is an American Climate Protection Amendment to the US Constitution, whereby the government is specifically prohibited from making any law, regulation or executive order, or imposing any tax, for the purpose of changing or regulating the climate of the planet.
Its the only way to preserve our natural liberties from the relentless onslaught of the global warming debate deniers, who continue to deny the indisputable fact that there is lots of scientific debate about global warming, and continue to pursue their half-baked social engineering redistributionist agenda despite the many, many credentialed scientists who reject the man-made global warming hypothesis outright.
Even if such an amendment is politically impossible, a serious debate on its merits would do much to put the pro-global warming policy makers where they belong which is on the defensive.
I call them pro-global warming because they desperately want anthropogenic global warming to be real in spite of scientific evidence to the contrary, and they will not give up their draconian interventionist legislative agenda until we pry it from their cold, (legislatively) dead fingers.
We need it quick! Look at this jackass!
The U.N. and its 3rd-world puppet masters are pointing their fingers at the U.S. Most famines are man-made. Let the North Koreans eat Plutonium, and let the Zimbabwens eat Mugabe. And if we don’t fire most of Congress, we’ll soon be starving too as a result of that carbon credits nonsense.
When the man who created a bubble out of hatred for Pres. Bush tells live tv oils a bubble, then why is this not headline news!?!?!?!
until we pry it from their cold, (legislatively) dead fingers.
If only that could happen.
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