Talk:Food vs. fuel

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Food price inflation section out of date[edit]

The article's most recent data seems to be 2005, ten years ago. Seems rather out of date in light of all of the economic macro-events which occurred since then. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:52, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

A couple of minor alterations[edit]

I have deleted the sentence about Lord Oxborough claiming that Monbiot had 'gone too far' in calling for a 5 year moratoriam as this is inaccurate: he did not say that Monbiot had gone too far in calling for a five year moratoriam, he said that he had gone too far in saying that 'apart from used chip fat, there is no such thing as a sustainable biofuel'. I have also slightly changed the following sentence as it was stating as fact something that is POV - it is not clear that the development of 1st gen biofuels is necessary to stimulate the development of 2nd gen, many would disagree with this. Also added that there are some who think that 2nd gen will not solve the problem. I will find a ref for this as soon as I can. Best wishes Josie —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:53, 14 November 2008 (UTC)


I'd like to put in a reference to overpopulation also being a cause for rising food prices - see []. Allens (talk) 00:57, 31 October 2011 (UTC)


While this article is interesting, it's dated more or less to 2008. It'd be nice if someone with some expertise in the field could come in and update this page.Lunaticshell (talk) 04:19, 30 April 2012 (UTC)

Too many reduplicated overlapping articles[edit]

One reason this formerly-good article is now an embarrassing eyesore that talks about policy debates in 2007 as if they were happening "now": Articles about biofuels, corn ethanol, US agricultural policy, US ethanol policy, etc. contain so much overlap. I have been trying to learn about these topics from Wikipedia, and it is a daunting business. Someone should grab a large WP:FORK to unravel this giant confused information spaghetti. KerrMudgeonMT (talk)

Done so. I'd say the whole story was completely overdrawn.Serten (talk) 18:04, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
If you are going to cut out references, please fix the orphaned refs that result.Dialectric (talk) 18:06, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Right, as they had a name, a friendly bot did that for me. Serten (talk) 18:58, 1 October 2014 (UTC)