Biofuels Taste Awful, Say Africans

16-04-08

BIOFUELS are incredibly salty and don't really go with anything, hungry people in the Third World said last night.

Needs a lot of brown sauce

As food crops are ploughed up to make way for biodiesel plants, local people in Africa, Asia and South America said they would really prefer rice, corn or some form of wheat.

Western governments believe biofuels can deliver three key objectives, including: reducing CO2 emmissions; guaranteeing energy security; and plunging the develoloping world into an endless, downward spiral of food riots and civil war.

Professor Henry Brubaker, of the Institute for Studies said: "At the moment it does make it somewhat impractical for half the global population to have their dinner.

"But in 40 or 50 years biofuels will be so efficient that we will be able to grow the crops in Africa, ship the fuel to America, refine it and then use it to ship cheese-based food products back to whoever's still living in Africa."

Charles Diogo, a farmer from Mozambique, said: "I really did try to like it, but I'm sorry, it's just a bit too diesely for my palate.

"But it's okay, don't worry, I'm sure we'll find something else to eat, somewhere.

"It's very important to us that you are able to drive to Asda in a more environmentally friendly way."

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