Wednesday, October 31, 2007

UN Frogs and Ethanol

Jean Ziegler, the UN's Special Rapporteur for the Right to Food, from the French speaking side of Switzerland, had these things to say about ethanol and biofuels:

"It's a crime against humanity to convert agricultural productive soil into soil producing foodstuff which will be burned into bio-fuel. It is a crime against humanity. And I ask that this thing, this proposition, to create a moratorium that the UN prohibits for five years this transformation, this substitution."

A child that dies from hunger is assassinated.

Even though he is from Switzerland, it is apparent that Mr. Ziegler leans too far to the French side. He really needs to get out of the ivory tower that is the UN and try to make it in the free market of ideas, rather than try to make broad pronouncements.

Unfortunately, the French have no word for "entrepreneur".

Maybe we need a moratorium for five years on French-speaking UN officials saying things they have no knowledge about.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If those pore-n-starvin chillins don't have enough to eat the last thing we should be doing is sending food to their countries. Maybe the countries of the starving masses need to realize that they shouldn't be having children they can't feed.

We feed they breed. It needs to stop.

11:02 PM, October 31, 2007  
Blogger ljc said...

Hate to tell you this, but "entrepeneur" is a French word.

11:29 PM, November 03, 2007  
Blogger bgunzy said...

LJC, click on the word "entrepreneur" in the post. You'll get the joke. Maybe.

6:55 AM, November 04, 2007  
Blogger Mango said...

U.S. denial of birth control aid

9:21 PM, November 04, 2007  
Blogger Mango said...

Okay, that first comment was just a test. I'd never written an anchor tag before, so now I see how they work. Here's my whole comment:

Yep, as another famous Frenchman once famously said, "If the poor don't have bread, then let them eat cake."

No --war, crop failure, pestilence, world politics and economic policies, NAFTA shipments of U.S. subsidized corn that destroy the livelihood of Mexican farmers, the U.S. denial of birth control aid, and anti-birth control religions have nothing to do with those breed'n billions. Those folk and their scrufulous children just have learn to be responsible, just like we are.

9:47 PM, November 04, 2007  

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