The rise in food prices had as much or more to do with the ludicrously high oil prices (transport costs) as did production of ethanol. Furthermore, renewables are much broader than ethanol, and ethanol isn't being pushed as hard as some other measures recently.
You guys are ignoring that our dependence on foreign oil also drove up the cost of food, arguably far more than did production of any biofuels.
Untrue. Atleast according to the UN. Ethanol and other Biofuels are the number 1 cause of the global food crisis to the tune of 30%+ of the problem.
The UN went so far as to call the US and UN biofuel plans a criminal offense.
The 2nd biggest cause to the global food crisis is speculation on things such as seeds and raw matierals needed for farming since even when times are bad everyone needs to eat.
We desperatly need to cancel all biofuel programs for ATLEAST 5 years. Or atleast the ones that use up land that could be used for growing corn and other fuels.
Keeping things as they are or god forbid increasing them is literally starving the worlds poor.
Oil being the problem is nothing but misinformation by the ethanol lobby.