A new report released this week says that most of the world could be forced to turn vegetarian by 2050 due to water shortages.
You can read it here - “Feeding a thirsty world: Challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world”
According to the world’s leading water scientists, 'There will not be enough water available on current croplands to produce food for the expected 9 billion population in 2050 if we follow current trends and changes towards diets common in western nations.
'There is another greedy Western diet wasting the word’s dwindling resources and it feeds cars, not people.
If you've been following our campaign against biofuels you'll know why ActionAid believe that UK government targets are forcing people into hunger.
The rich world's demand for biofuels is already causing a global land grab in poorer countries.
In just Africa alone, 19 million hectares have been given over to biofuels.
Worldwide, an area the size of Germany has been grabbed because of the west’s insatiable appetite for biofuels.
Local farmers have often been thrown off their land and left destitute, unable to grow their own food or afford the produce in their local market.
Foreign biofuel companies are routinely breaking promises they make to communities to provide local improvements and jobs.
Biofuels are also damaging the natural world, earning the so-called environmentally friendly fuel the more befitting moniker “deforestation diesel” as tropical rainforests and wild habitats are cleared to take the form of monoculture crops.
This endangers wildlife and generates more - rather than less - carbon emissions in the process.
ActionAid estimates that current industrial biofuels policies could push hundreds of millions of extra people into hunger by 2020.
With the Sahel region on the tipping point of devastating famine and the worst U.S drought in more than half a century as harbingers of things to come, any arguments for biofuels are rapidly running out of ...fuel.