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When are we going to learn

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Let’s take a look at some of yesterday’s news headlines.

Petrol tops $1.50 and is on the rise and the pundits argue over a national fuelwatch scheme and Brendon Nelson wants guarantees on fuel prices. That is a pathetic diversion from the fact that the Oil price passed $US115 setting a new record price for crude.

Self serving Companies want green fuel switch subsidised whilst the rest of the world is beginning to realise that the production of ‘green fuels’ is contributing to world wide food shortages. As Australia dries, a global shortage of rice adds weight to the biofuels debate whilst in India Crops worth Rs 55,600 cr are wasted every year. The United Nations Predicts a North Korean Food Crisis. whilst an international conference has concluded that the Wilderness ‘will be axed to feed the world’

On the other side of the coin, ‘The Joker’ Bush outlines climate policy principles which the the rest of the world thinks is inadequate and Brazil rejects biofuels criticism … Can you believe this d*ckhead?

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, said on Wednesday that not continuing to use biofuels would be a “crime against humanity.”

“Don’t tell me, for the love of God, that food is expensive because of biodiesel,” said Lula, when talking to reporters.

It used to be that each of these issues was independent of the other but it is becoming very clear that they are not issues at all, they are only symptoms of the greater issue of sustainability of the planet and the feeding of it’s people.

A long awaited report from the International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) was released on Tuesday 15 April at 9.30pm AEST simultaneously in London, Washington and Paris. According to the press advisory, the report suggests that modern agriculture will have to change radically if the world is to avoid social breakdown and environmental collapse. Key issues in the fight for food security include the current commodity prices boom, high volatility in the oil market, and record high food prices. Australian scientific comments can be found here

As I will certainly not be around to see any of this resolved, I wish a pox on all the politicians, the greed of big business and their puppets in the media who stand in the way of those wanting to fix things up.


Written by Greg Naylor

18 April 2008 at 7:43 am

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  1. “I wish a pox on all the politicians, the greed of big business and their puppets in the media who stand in the way of those wanting to fix things up.”

    Amen to that brother!


    18 April 2008 at 8:40 am

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