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If you belong to the group that thinks that we shouldn't use food as fuel, you might be interested in this. The "Food Before Fuel" group, a partnership of more than 20 environmental, retail, hunger, Hispanic and food industry groups that has launched a campaign to encourage Congress to rethink the U. S. food-to-fuel policies. According to their sources, these policies are responsible to up to 30 percent of the world's food price inflation.

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As the world's population continues to grow toward a projected 9 billion people by the early 2040s, the demand for food, fresh water and energy will grow with it. At the same time, supplies (water, in particular) are shrinking. So, does it really make it sense to suddenly accelerate the use of crops to produce fuel to satisfy our seemingly endless demand for energy? Of course not, especially when you consider the amount of water it takes to produce that fuel by current processes. The obvious ans