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I cannot believe that a newspaper in Asia — a continent that has more than half the world’s population — would stoop to print news about the benefits of devoting farmland to the production of bioethanol for fuel. Forget about research on making more land fertile so that it can produce food.

Why? So that Western countries can get cheaper fuel while food prices — which disproportionately affect Asia because of its weak and weakening currencies — go through the roof. This is contributing to a form of modern economic slavery.

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