Friday, March 23

The Price of Ethanol

'Mugabe has pushed us to stand up and fight'-News-World-Africa-TimesOnline

Two fifths of the population are already suffering from malnutrition, and John Robertson, a respected economic consultant, predicts worse to come. Maize is Zimbabwe’s staple. This year’s harvest will be poor, South Africa will produce too little to export any to its neighbour and America’s drive to convert maize into ethanol is driving up the worldwide price at a time when Zimbabwe is almost out of foreign currency.