With Biofuels, "There Will Be Nothing to Eat,"

The increased use of food raw materials for the production of biofuels is endangering the food supply of the world’s population, warned Sunday the boss of Nestle, Peter Brabeck.

“If one wants to cover 20% of the growing need for petroleum products with biofuels, as anticipated, there will be nothing to eat,” said the CEO of the first global food group, Peter Brabeck, in a interview to the Sunday newspaper NZZ am Sonntag.

“Giving huge subsidies to produce them is morally unacceptable and irresponsible,” said the Swiss leader of the group, believing that the millions of tons of corn devoted to biofuels are less for the food sector.

While this phenomenon draws up the price of corn, soybean and wheat, land becoming scarce and water is also threatened, “said Brabeck, estimating that to produce one liter of bio-ethanol requires 4,000 liters of water.

Scaring, isn’t it?

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