Gallery: With Rise of Biofuels, Price of Tortillas Doubles in Guatemala

 

As the crop-based biofuels industry continues to grow, pressures on agricultural land are increasing all over the world. In some developing countries, diverting the use of valuable farmland for biofuel production is proving to be detrimental to the food supply. The latest example is in Guatemala, where soaring food prices, driven partly by biofuel demand, have doubled the cost of tortillas.

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