"Reijo Miettinen, 62, never had to worry about going hungry until global food prices soared and he had to join a growing number of Finns forced to turn to charity to fill their bellies.In October 2009, few months after hunger strikes around the world and growing queues in finland (which I suppose still exist but not so much mediatized)
Miettinen, a pensioner with thinning grey hair, eagerly shows off the day's catch: bread, ham, milk and a couple of ready-made meals -- all for free courtesy of a group called Veikko and Lahja Hursti's Acts of Charity.
"After I pay my rent and buy a monthly bus pass, I don't have much money left. That's why I come here," he told AFP as the food queue behind him circled around the yard before disappearing around a corner."
The Finnish economic affairs ministry said in a statement Wednesday it had asked Esa Härmälä, a former head of the Finnish farm lobby, to draw up a report on the feasibility of launching grain-based fuel ethanol production in the country.
Mauri Pekkarinen (centre), the economic affairs minister, said Mr Härmälä's job was to establish whether surplus grain could be used to make ethanol while ensuring self-sufficiency in feed.
I suppose that this time they will use the "environment" reason and manipulate the "lost in translation" green party that are still travelling with big air plane and driving cars to sprout their green ideas...