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The Independent View: Fill your 4 x 4 with biofuel, or feed an African child for 200 days?

From time to time the solution to a problem ends up being worse than the original dilemma. Such is the case with making fuel from food crops – biofuels – in place of burning fossil fuels. What started off as such a well-intentioned idea to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has ended up not only doing the opposite, but also contributing to world food price rises and driving poor people off their land in developing countries and into hunger.

But as the tide turns against biofuels, there are sustainable alternatives which can take their place. And that’s where the Lib

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    This - and the comments it has spawned - are valuable reflections on our current plight. Postponing the leadership contest, which was already taking too...
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    I think this is fair. It is still very early days to judge how the Starmer leadership will play out. I don't know how much...
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    This morning's Radio 4 'Start the Week' explored the link between genetics, gender and susceptibility, a very interesting programme which I recommend listening to. An...
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    This is a really important posting, yes, we do need to work on this while we have a couple of years of opportunities to do...
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    With the last few days of sun I've been a gardener; under supervision.. I've listened a few times to Maggie Holland singing 'A Place Called...
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    @Christopher This posting from the Political Betting web site puts the task for Labour in perspective: https://www7.politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2020/04/05/starmer-needs-a-net-of-124-seats-at-the-next-ge-to-win-a-majority-heres-that-in-context/ For Starmer to lead the Labour Party to...
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