Friday, August 1, 2014

Stop Fueling Hunger: End Biofuel Policies that Put Food in our Gas tanks!

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm ActionAid USA, and I started a petition to The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate , which says:

The Renewable Fuel Standard mandates an increasing amount of biofuel to be consumed each year – regardless of the supply of grain or land needed to produce these biofuels. This increases the risk of more people around the world going hungry due to higher and more volatile food prices, competition for land between biofuel and food production, and higher import bills for countries that are net-importers of grains, such as corn.

We need to put an end to policies that promote the use of biofuels that compete with food production, please cosponsor H.R.1462 or S. 1807 to put an end to this harmful practice.

Congress is considering new laws that would stop food being used for fuel in the U.S.
Many families in poor countries are unable to access land to grow food to feed their families or to sell at local markets to make a living. Meanwhile, dramatic spikes in corn prices, largely caused by U.S. corn ethanol mandates, mean that prices for many basic foods have also increased significantly.

Please ask your lawmakers to put an end to the biofuel mandates that are driving up hunger around the world!

Click here to add your name to this petition, and then pass it along to your friends.


–ActionAid USA

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