Expert David Pimentel Speaks on Biofuels and Food Production

    Media notice Telephone interviews are available with Dr. Pimentel week of
    Sept 21st.

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 15 /CNW/ - Earthsave Canada announces that the one of
the leading experts on the sustainability of the production of food and
biofuels will be speaking at the Taste of Health Food Festival, September 27th
and 28th at the Croatian Cultural Centre.
    A professor at Cornell University and a former US Presidential advisor,
Dr. Pimentel has warned about our over-dependence on fossil fuels for the
production of our food. Recently covered in media ranging from the New York
Times to ABC News to Grist Magazine, Dr. Pimentel's latest research
demonstrates that this dependence could be overcome by adapting our current
dietary habits.
    Dr. Pimentel is known for his biting critiques of the biofuel industry.
Not only do biofuels take food away and put it in our gas tanks but, Pimentel
argues most of them actually accelerate fossil fuel depletion and worsen
global warming. According to Pimentel's analysis, biofuels like corn-based
ethanol require more fossil fuels to produce than biofuels themselves contain.
    David Pimentel will be speaking at the Taste of Health Festival the last
weekend of September.

For further information:

For further information: Ben, (604) 731-5885,;
Christina, (778) 288-5494,

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