This blog is intended to go along with Population: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, by John R. Weeks, published by Cengage Learning. The latest edition is the 12th (it came out in 2015), but this blog is meant to complement any edition of the book by showing the way in which demographic issues are regularly in the news.
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
Food and Biofuels Don't Mix Very Well
In a world in which we aren't properly feeding the current 7 billion residents, and aren't really sure how we will feed the expected 9 billion who will soon be looking for a seat at the table, it is madness to insist that biofuels must be part of an energy policy. I have mentioned this before, but it keeps popping up as an issue because, as John Vidal in the Guardian reminds us: