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EU biofuel lunatics

This affects Polish farmers too.

Christopher Booker argued in the Sunday Telegraph that the EU's 10% target for biofuel use by 2020 is "complete lunacy". He wrote that "The UK's current wheat production is 11 million tons (against our consumption of 10 million). To meet the 10 per cent target by 2020 from wheat alone would require us to grow 14 million tons of wheat a year, 3 million more than we currently grow. World demand for wheat is rising so fast that, in the past two years, a global surplus has become a deficit. Soaring prices have already doubled. Yet it is at this very moment that the EU decides we must either turn our entire domestic wheat production into fuel (thus needing to import 13 million additional tons from the world market), or devote similar amounts of our farmland to growing other fuel crops."

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But since oil is running out, there is no other option.

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We're going to have to find a way, though: the biofuel route is unsustainable lunacy.

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It's very easy to run most diesel engines perfectly well on eco-friendly, sustainable, vegetable oil.

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And it's the only thing most vegetable oils are good for anyway!