February 28, 2011

IS THERE ENOUGH FOOD? That depends. “Allowing for all the food that could be eaten but is turned into biofuels, and the staggering amounts wasted on the way, farmers are already producing much more than is required—more than twice the minimum nutritional needs by some measures. . . . But the food is not where it needs to be, and biofuel policy is hard to shift (see article). Pushing up supplies may be easier than solving the distribution problems.” Shifting biofuel policy should be part of the low-hanging fruit. But bureaucrats would rather kill people than their own pet projects.