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Asia Insight

Asian biofuel policies produce a volatile political cocktail

Governments seek to drum up rural support but risk driving up food prices

BANGKOK/JAKARTA -- Offsetting high oil prices. Cutting fossil fuel consumption. Winning the votes of farmers. If these are the questions, governments across Asia have settled on the same answer: biofuels.

Policies designed to promote the oil alternatives are taking root from Vietnam to India. But an Asian biofuels boom could create different complications, affecting agricultural prices and straining the region's food supply.

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