Lester Brown: Ethanol Boom Risks Harming World's Poor
NEW YORK, July 13 (Reuters) - The race to boost ethanol production could one day hurt food supply for many of the world's poor, an environmental expert said on Thursday.
"This is shaping up as competition between the 800 million people in the world that own automobiles and the 2 billion low- income people in the world, many of whom are already spending over half their income on food," Lester Brown, president of Washington D.C.-based environmental research group Earth Policy Institute, told reporters on a teleconference.
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