Green fuels for development?
Are biofuels a threat to the food supply for both people and animals? Do they explain the rise in world food prices? Opinions differ: The rise in the price of food is partly explained by the rapid growth in biofuel production and by international speculation surrounding the agricultural produce market. Other analyses, conversely, suggest that a rise in world prices means a structural change in the world economy, stressing that biofuels may be a stroke of good fortune for the global agricultural sector. What's your opinion?