Monday, April 21, 2008

Leaders warn on biofuels and food

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Two Latin American leaders have issued warnings about the effects of biofuel production on food supplies.

Speaking at the UN in New York, Bolivian President Evo Morales said the development of biofuels harmed the world's poorest people.

And President Alan Garcia of Peru said using land for biofuels was putting food out of reach for poor people.

Meanwhile UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is hosting a meeting to discuss European policy encouraging biofuels.

Ahead of the meeting, Mr Brown said that the UK should be "more selective in our support" for biofuels.

Campaigners say providing an renewable alternative for conventional fuels can help stop global warming.


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