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There have always been searches for an alternative fuel that can replace the oil industry, but usually the cost of producing a fuel isn’t as cheap as producing oil. One alternative to using oil is using bio-fuel; bio fuel isn’t produced without a cost. Bio-fuel uses food to make fuel and the main problem that has come out of this is the crisis of 2007 and 2008. The crisis caused a rise in the cost of food and distribution and caused many hungry people to be even more deprived from food.

Bio-fuels help decrease the amount of carbon in our atmosphere, but do bio-fuel help in other areas beside the environment. Bio-fuels mainly use corn and other agriculture to make ethanol, an alternative to the petroleum-based fuel. What some say is happening is the amount of corn and other agriculture stockpiles are decreasing and causing the price of bio-fuel based agriculture to go up. There have been controversies about the issue with alternative fuels, mainly the big crisis that took place in 2007 and 2008. The price in oil increased and the amount of grain stockpile decreased. The cost of the increase in oil has escalated the cost of food transportation, industrial agriculture, and fertilizers. Some of the root causes may have been the increase of bio-fuels in developing countries and the demand for a variety diet across the expanding middle class of Asia. Factors like these combined with a decrease of food stockpiles all have an effect on the global rise in food costs. The use of bio-fuels increased the amount of the cost for food, instead of using the food for people; they would use it for fuel. Decreasing the food stockpiles and increase the cost of daily food.

The situation was a major issue, because of the high price in oil. Anything that uses oil from how anything is made, how it’s distributed and how people get anywhere. The price of…...

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