June 18, 2008  Wednesday

Stop Converting Arable Land For Bio-Fuels As It Will Worsen Food Crisis, Says PM

By R. Ravichandran

KUALA LUMPUR, July 8 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has called for a halt to the widespread conversion of arable land to produce bio-fuels as it was deepening global food scarcity and further driving up food prices.


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