The moral of knowingly letting children die.
In addition is the moral side of the coin, and it was best said by Herr Jean Ziegler, UN Right-to-Food Rapporteur, 2007 – who said; “When millions are going hungry, it is a crime against humanity that food should be diverted to biofuels.” And that is why i think it’s important to get the science right, not the right science!
How many dies as a direct consequence of food to biofuel policy? There are many reports out there with numbers from 1300 – 2400 every day. That means 1300 – 2400 children under the age of 4 dies as a direct consequence of the food to biofuel policy every day.
Secretary Kerry: 8,000 children die every day (Video) – Secretary Kerry on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, August 4, 2014. Source; U.S. Department of State.
“Grains are the staple food of most people in the developing world, although which particular cereal depends on the region. We can combine IFPRI’s [International Food Policy Research Institute] estimate that biofuels account for 30% of the rise in grain prices and the World Bank president’s figure of 100 million more hungry people due to higher food prices. This combination suggests that biofuels are responsible for 30 million more people going hungry in the world. The IFPRI model also allows us to estimate the number of malnourished children less than age five under various conditions. Based on the model there are some 2.4 million more malnourished pre-schoolers in the developing countries in 2008 due to the impact of biofuels. Current research, that I and colleagues are working on, suggests that 390,000 additional children under the age of five will die because of this increase in malnutrition due to biofuels. If current biofuel development trends continue, child deaths will rise to 475,000, almost one-half million by 2010.”
Defeat London’s Biofuels Genocide Policy Now! “June 22—The Anglo-Dutch Empire’s food-for-fuel policy, in the face of severely diminished global grain harvests and reserves, is causing at least 250,000 deaths a year, and afflicting millions more with disease and disability.
This kill rate is a conservative estimate, based on extrapolating from careful calculations done in 2011, using World Health Organization and World Bank data, by Indur M. Goklany, whose article, “Could Biofuel Policies Increase Death and Disease in Developing Countries?” appeared in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons (Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 2011). A press release on the article was headlined, “Biofuels May Kill 200,000 Per Year in the Third World.” (Dr. Goklany is a climate researcher, not a physician.)”
Also worth reading; The global food crises