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Posted Sat Mar 8 2008: from Guardian (UK):
Food crisis will take hold before climate change, warns chief scientist
Food security and the rapid rise in food prices make up the "elephant in the room" that politicians must face up to quickly, according to the government's new chief scientific adviser. In his first major speech since taking over, Professor John Beddington said the global rush to grow biofuels was compounding the problem, and cutting down rainforest to produce biofuel crops was "profoundly stupid".
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Wow! The scientists are beginning to speak up! The amount of profoundly stupid is so immense it beggars description.

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