Oil spike renews food-vs-biofuel debate

Carbon Positive: The latest jump in the oil price above $100 per barrel has renewed the food-versus-fuel debate over biofuels. The rising oil price makes biofuel production more cost competitive but there are longstanding concerns over biofuels squeezing food production. The relationship between fossil-based oil, biofuels and food production and prices is complex. Some environmental NGOs and food companies argue that that increasing crop-based biofuel production reduces food production and raises global food prices.......

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