NBB sets Kraft's inaccuracies straight in USA Today

By | January 15, 2009
The USA Today published a National Biodiesel Board opinion editorial response that corrected an assertion made by Kraft Chief Executive Officer Irene Rosenfeld that "40 percent of the food supply is being diverted for biofuels." This is false, and it gave NBB's response plenty of fodder, especially since Rosenfeld also called for decisions to be made with "facts and science."

The fact is that the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has said that of the 10.4 billion acres of land that could be used for agriculture today, only 3.7 billion acres are used for food production. Of that, only 1 percent is used for biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel. NBB's response can be found at http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2008/12/kraft-ceo-sprea.html.
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