Link of the Day 042408: A worldwide increase in the cost of food [NPR]

Aid Groups Target Poor Nations as Food Prices Soar (The first report in a six-part series)

“The grain required to fill a 25-gallon SUV tank with ethanol will feed one person for a year,” [Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization author Lester] Brown says. “And what we are seeing now is the emergence of direct competition between the 860 million people in the world who own automobiles and who want to maintain their mobility while the 2 billion poorest people in the world simply want to survive.”

via Kevin Bullock

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