By Rady Ananda
Governments around the world have proposed biofuels, liquid fuels derived from plants, fungi or algae, as a solution to today’s energy and environmental crises. But this alternative is as bad as, or worse than, fossil fuels.
Reasons to reject biofuels include:
- Loss of farmland for fuel land, increasing food prices and world hunger;
- Deforestation and conversion of prairie to cropland, causing a net increase in greenhouse gases;
- Increased reliance on eco-destructive pesticides; and
- Proliferation of dangerous genetically modified crops.