iPlayer Radio What's New?
Image for Biofuels and Food Prices

Play now 28 mins

Biofuels and Food Prices

Duration:
28 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 August 2012

High food prices are again a cause for concern. In the Balance debates to what extent it's the result of food crops being used to make biofuels. Ruth Kelly from Oxfam says they must take some of the blame. Clare Wenner of the Renewable Energy Association in the UK defends them. David Hallam from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation explains the strains that are showing in the global food situation.

And as Europe and North America get back to work, do holidays do us, or our employers any good at all? Our resident comedian Colm O'Regan says that he takes lots of holidays - each one lasting just an hour.

Broadcasts

Podcasts

  1. Image for BBC Business Daily

    BBC Business Daily

    Examining the big issues facing the global economy, Business Daily demystifies the world of money.…

  2. Image for BBC World Business Report

    BBC World Business Report

    Analysis of the big global business and economic issues, as they affect consumers and…

  3. Image for Peter Day's World of Business

    Peter Day's World of Business

    Insights into the business world with Peter Day - featuring content from his Radio 4 In Business…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss