Rome, May. 28, 2008 (CWNews.com) – The Holy See’s permanent observer to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Msgr. Renato Volante, has denounced the use of agricultural products for fuel.
Speaking on Vatican Radio, Msgr. Volante said: "It is not ethically just to use food for purposes other than human consumption, when there are people who suffer from hunger.”
The Vatican representative’s statement comes just ahead of an FAO conference on the Food Crisis, to be held in Rome next week.
Hey doesn’t he know that in US politics that politicians must appease corn producing states. Billions of dollars in ethanol subsidies are needed for early primary states and ones that can go either way in an election. People starving is just an unintended consequence. Kind of like banning DDT and letting millions die of malaria.