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Food and Water - Farming, Fracking, Fuel Land Use and Environment Policy Paper

October 4, 2014 10:21 PM

Food and Water
Farming, Fracking, Fuel Land Use and Environment

World Food and Oil Prices (GreenLibDems.org.uk)

Food and water security are global issues. Agriculture that relies on oilbased fertilisers means food prices leap around wildly along with the oil. We have passed the global production peak in conventional crude oil (according to the IEA chief economist, a fact concealed from the British public by the Labour government).
Unconventional sources of fossil fuels include fracking which has been shown to contaminate ground water.
The rush for biomass and cropbased biofuels is only making matters worse.
Meanwhile the Himalayan glaciers that supply the rivers in China and most of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh melt ever faster, threatening to cut off fresh water supplies to a third of the world's population.

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