Navigation Links
Rising food prices threaten world's poor people
Date:12/4/2007

this market, including the capacity to address safety and quality standards and produce large quantities for food processors and retailers.

Bioenergy

In response to rising oil costs, the production of biofuels as an alternative source of energy is also contributing to dramatic changes in the world food situation. According to the report, increased production of bioenergy will adversely affect poor people in developing countries by increasing both the price and price volatility of food. Subsidies for biofuels, which are common, exacerbate the negative impact on poor households, as they implicitly act as a tax on basic food.

Using state-of-the-art computer modeling, IFPRI has projected the possible price effects of biofuels for two potential scenarios up to the year 2020:

  • Under scenario one, which is based on the actual biofuel investment plans of many countries and the assumption that high-potential countries will expand their production of bioenergy, maize prices would increase by 26 percent and oilseed prices would rise by 18 percent.
  • Under scenario two, which assumes that the production of biofuels would expand greatly, to twice the level of scenario one, maize prices would increase by 72 percent and oilseeds by 44 percent.

In both scenarios, rises in crop prices would lead to decreases in food availability and calorie consumption in all regions of the world, with Sub-Saharan Africa suffering the most. As biofuels become increasingly profitable, more land, water, and capital will be diverted to their production, and the world will face more trade-offs between food and fuel.

Agricultural Trade

In addition to biofuels, IFPRI also modeled the impact of supply and demand changes on prices and projects that up to 2015, cereal prices could further increase by 10 to 20 percent, benefiting certain countries and population groups while ill-affecting others. China and almost all African coun
'/>"/>

Contact: Jeff Haskins
jhaskins@burnesscommunications.com
86-136-931-176-573
CGIAR
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. European Union forests expanding, absorbing carbon at surprisingly high rate: study
2. Agriculture experts meet in Beijing to examine impacts of food prices and climate change on farmers
3. Freshwater supplies threatened in central Pacific
4. Smithsonian scientists working to save microscopic threatened species
5. Research shows loggerhead sea turtles threatened by small-scale fishing operations
6. Life-threatening gene defect located by UT-Houston researchers
7. The best both of worlds -- how to have sex and survive
8. Plants can be used to study how and why people respond differently to drugs
9. Fungus genome yielding answers to protect grains, people and animals
10. People who skip meals: are they better off?
11. Energy drinks may pose risks for people with high blood pressure, heart disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... -- You,ve been here before: you desperately need to sign ... site key or the answer to your secret question. What,s ... Today, Hoyos Labs , a digital infrastructure ... put an end to the frustration that comes with usernames, ... leverages a user,s smartphone to acquire his or her biometrics ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xclcvw/biometrics_market ... "Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018" report to ... The integration of biometrics and ... and upgradation of the driver,s license is one ... Besides the aforementioned projects, biometrics is being used ...
(Date:12/4/2014)... Fla. , Dec. 3, 2014  Crossmatch™, ... today announced that its DigitalPersona ® Pro ... readers have been deployed throughout First Bank branch ... South Carolina and Virginia. First ... Southern Pines, North Carolina , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 2The Password is Finally Dead: Launch of 1U Mobile App Eliminates Need for All Usernames and Passwords 3Biometrics Market in Japan 2014-2018: Key Vendors are DDS, Fujitsu, Hitachi and NEC 2First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 2First Bank Partners with Crossmatch to Increase Log In Security 3
... launched a collaborative project to develop and evaluate new ... AvecNet is a five year, 12 million project ... the European Union,s Seventh Framework programme. Because malaria ... to combating the disease. Wide scale use of ...
... and the United Kingdom have been awarded funding ... process of biological photosynthesis. The U.S. National Science ... Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) collaborated in issuing these ... to use sunlight and carbon dioxide to produce ...
... a resident in Medical Genetics in the Department of ... Medical Center, in Stanford Calif., was honored as the ... Foundation Clinical Genetics Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics at the ... Canada. The objective of the Genzyme/ACMG Foundation Award ...
Cached Biology News:€12 million ($16.9 million) project to develop new tools for malaria control 2NSF announces new awards that will investigate more efficient ways to harvest sunlight 2NSF announces new awards that will investigate more efficient ways to harvest sunlight 3NSF announces new awards that will investigate more efficient ways to harvest sunlight 4
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... gynecologic disease, announced today that investors including Oracle ... Fund LLC and several Vermillion directors have agreed ... of Vermillion,s common stock and warrants to purchase ... private placement.  Under the terms ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 The ... global leader of technical training across the life sciences ... Data Management (SCDM) to provide the organization's members ... programs —providing access to the more than 350 sessions ... members with 10% off when registering for a ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Calif. , Dec. 22, 2014  ( www.competitivehealth.com ... CoPatient, an online medical bill review and advocacy service, ... in the FREE WellCard Savings discount health services marketplace. ... bill that was more than they expected to pay. ... reduce health care costs, WellCard Savings is pleased to ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Charm Sciences is pleased to announce that its ... M1 in raw commingled milk is the first lateral ... peer reviewed report of the validation by Technology and ... Fisheries Research (ILVO-T&V) has been published by the Taylor ... toxic aflatoxin and a known carcinogen, can be passed ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 4Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 5CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 2CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 3WellCard Savings Announces CoPatient Medical Bill Review Service for Members 2Charm Sciences Achieves Independent Validation of First 15 Minute Quantitative Screening Method for Aflatoxin M1 2
... William Heiser, Ph.D., Research ... Hercules, CA 94547, , ... We have found that the most ... distance and,microparticle size. Changing most other parameters, within a,broad range, ...
... A. Kimberley McAllister, Nina Tang, Lawrence C. Katz, and Donald ... Department of Neurobiology, Box 3209, Duke University Medical Center, , ... , Introduction ... cells and tissues of interest , remains a rate-limiting ...
... Katja Kapp, Werner Kunz, and Christoph G Grevelding,Institute for Genetics, Center of ... , Introduction ... parasitic helminths that cause bilharzia (schistosomiasis) , ... al.1997). , One focus of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 2Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 3Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 4Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 5Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 6Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 7Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 8Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 9Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 10Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 11Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 12Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 13Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 14Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 15Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 16Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System 17Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 2Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 3Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 4Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 5Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 6Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 7Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 8Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 9Biolistic Transfection of Organotypic Brain Slices 10Biolistic Gene Transfer to Generate Transgenic Schistosomes, Rev A 2Biolistic Gene Transfer to Generate Transgenic Schistosomes, Rev A 3Biolistic Gene Transfer to Generate Transgenic Schistosomes, Rev A 4Biolistic Gene Transfer to Generate Transgenic Schistosomes, Rev A 5Biolistic Gene Transfer to Generate Transgenic Schistosomes, Rev A 6Biolistic Gene Transfer to Generate Transgenic Schistosomes, Rev A 7Biolistic Gene Transfer to Generate Transgenic Schistosomes, Rev A 8Biolistic Gene Transfer to Generate Transgenic Schistosomes, Rev A 9
KAI 1 (G-2)...
Anti-Mouse Valpha 2 TCR, Purified (Clone B20.1) (rat IgG2a)...
Anti-OSMR Monoclonal Antibody Research Focus: cytokine/growth factor Storage: 4C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
... Yeast Cells are designed for use with ... cerevisiae strain MaV203 contains deletions in the ... with GAL4-based two-hybrid systems. The strain also ... of ProQuest bait and prey vectors. MaV203 ...
Biology Products: