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Condoleezza Rice Admits Biofuels May Raise Food Prices
Washington, April 29, SPA -- Using farmland to produce biofuels like ethanol may be partly to blame for soaring food prices, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday.


“There has been apparently some effect, unintended consequence, from the alternative fuels effort,” Rice told a meeting of the Peace Corps in Washington when asked for the U.S. government’s view on the spike in world food prices.


“Although we believe that while biofuels continue to be an extremely important piece of the alternative energy picture, obviously we want to make sure that it is not having an adverse effect,” Rice said. “We think that it is not a large part of the problem, but it in fact may be a part of the problem, the ethanol debate.”


Rice said other factors causing high food process include problems of distributing food in conflict areas and export caps imposed by some countries that are trying to meet rising demand from its citizens.
Biofuels have been promoted as a way to limit and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, responsible for global warming, but since they are grown on land that otherwise would be used for food production, they increasingly have been blamed for soaring food prices.

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Toronto, Sha'ban 12, 1436, May 30, 2015, SPA -- Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Mussad, General President of Youth Welfare and Chairman of Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee, met here yesterday with Canadian Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson during his official visit to Canada. During the...
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Kathmandu, Sha'ban 12, 1436, May 30, 2015, SPA -- Upon directive of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the second plane carrying humanitarian aid for the relief of the people of Nepal arrived here yesterday at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital...
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Najran, Sha'ban 12, 1436, May 30, 2015, SPA -- Vanguard of the convoy "Campaign of Hope" arrived in the Republic of Yemen through the Alwadaiah border crossing point carrying more than 350 tons of food and medical supplies. The operation is conducted under the supervision of King...
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Riyadh, Sha'ban 12, 1436, May 30, 2015, SPA -- Minister of Labor Dr. Moufarrej bin Saad Hagbani stressed the importance of the private sector's employment of Saudis. The minister's remarks came in a speech at the Riyadh Chamber's graduation ceremony of the...
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Cairo, Sha'ban 12, 1436, May 30, 2015, SPA -- Egypt strongly condemned the explosion that targeted Al-Anoud mosque in Dammam on Friday. The condemnation came in a statement today by the foreign ministry's...
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