Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of Food First, was recently in RAN’s offices to talk to our staff about biofuels. You can hear him talk about the issue in this interview from KPFA radio in Berkley:
“How did such a bad idea gain such incredible currency?” Listen and find out.
Also in the interview was Joe Brewer, a fellow at the Rockridge Institute, whose work I’ve mentioned before. Both of them have recently authored some pretty illuminating articles on the state of the biofuels debate in the US:
The Great Biofuel Hoax: Holt-Giménez discusses some of the myths surrounding biofuels.
The Coming Biofuels Disaster: Brewer explains how a re-framing of biofuels from the perspective of creating livable communities makes it clear that they aren’t a good idea.