Alistair Darling has demanded an urgent review of international biofuel programmes as part of a plan to tackle the world\’s mounting food crisis. The Chancellor said he had asked the World Bank to produce an analysis – for June\’s G7 meeting of global leaders – on the impact of green policies, including America and Europe\’s biofuel programmes, on global food shortages.
\’This is an urgent problem,\’ said Darling, who was speaking in Washington at a meeting of G7 leaders. \’People across the world will say, "Why didn\’t you see this coming?" when it is staring us in the face. We have got to take action.\’
Dunno why he\’s doing it at the G7. The level of governance which dealswith the is the European Union. There\’s nothing that the UK (a member of the G7) can do about it alone and the G7 has no influence over the EU. Be far more effective to give Sr. Barroso a phone call.