The chairman of the world’s biggest food group Nestlé, Peter Brabeck, has called on politicians to lobby to end the use of food in the production of biofuels. “This does not mean that biofuel should be scrapped entirely but that producers should use other organic materials,” Brabeck told the Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung. He joins a growing chorus of politicians and scientists calling for a rethink in biofuel production. “Our problem is that almost half of US corn production and 60% of European rape is being used for fuel production,” he said. (via Biofuel fails EU sustainability test, German researchers claim | Environment | The Guardian)

The chairman of the world’s biggest food group Nestlé, Peter Brabeck, has called on politicians to lobby to end the use of food in the production of biofuels. “This does not mean that biofuel should be scrapped entirely but that producers should use other organic materials,” Brabeck told the Swiss newspaper SonntagsZeitung. He joins a growing chorus of politicians and scientists calling for a rethink in biofuel production. “Our problem is that almost half of US corn production and 60% of European rape is being used for fuel production,” he said. (via Biofuel fails EU sustainability test, German researchers claim | Environment | The Guardian)

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