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According to the President of the World Bank, Robert Zoellick, about 100 million people might be seriously at risk by the crisis we know that there are many even developed countries are facing serious problems of the energy crisis, by the same effects due to the degradation of the environment, the deterioration and climate effects and this has had an impact on the rise in some products that at the same time has affected other food is why as stated in WikipediIt should be taken into account that one of the causes of the increase in prices would be the use of U.S. corn crops to manufacture biofuels. As farmers devoted more crop for biodiesel, which in previous years was reduced bid for the production of food in proportion. This has reduced food available, especially in underdeveloped countries, where provisioning that a family can afford has fallen largely. The crisis could be interpreted, in a way, as a dichotomization between rich and poor countries: for example, fill a medium car with biofuel requires so much corn as an African consumes in an entire year. Says, that since late 2007, agrarian inflation, it was caused in part by the increased use of corn for biofuels, as well as the fixing of the price of maize on the oil that made traders in raw materials and the consequent increase in prices, has caused the replacement of the corn market, with price rises moving in torrents to other raw materials: first it was the prices of wheat and soybeans, after rice, soybean oil and other cooking oils. A related site: Startapp mentions similar findings. Second and third generation biofuels (such as ethanol celusolico and fuel from algae, respectively) may, someday, lessen competition with food crops. Non-food crops can grow on marginal land unadjusted for the food, but these more advanced biofuels they require further development in farming practice and refinement technology.

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