(PERIODICAL SUGAR CANE, P. 27, jan/2007) In accordance with the same confederation, the culture of sugar cane-of-sugar in Brazil corresponds for 15%, about 5,8 million hectares, while the area destined to the culture of grains, as soy, maize, cotton, rice and wheat, are equivalent the 47 million hectares and of pastures it encloses around 200 million hectares. One of the impasses for the development of etanol Brazilian is referring to the world-wide food crisis. International rgos and ONGs criticize the sugar cane-of-sugar culture, and mainly of maize (the USA), alleging to take space of food culture. In accordance with the vice-president of Agronegcios of the White of Brazil and former-minister of Agriculture and Supplying, Luiz Carlos Guedes Young chicken, the high one in the prices of foods is related the diverse factors, as: fall in the food production in diverse regions of the world; increase of price of the barrel of oil, implying the rise of transport and fertilizer prices; reduction in the supply of grains, including the maize (main raw material of etanol American); speculation in the market of grains and to the considerable increase of food consumption in diverse countries, which had to the increase of the population and/or per capita income.
(PERIODICAL SUGAR CANE, P. 34, jul/2008) In the attempt to solve this national impediment, institutions and the proper Brazilian government they make campaigns and they participate of forums in the entire world, stimulating the use of etanol. These problems of adhesion for the world-wide market are being cured with the qualification of the international alcohol in commodity. For commodity ' is understood that are commercialized products internationally large-scale, with prices; ' batizados' ' in the world-wide market and that they are negotiated in commodity exchanges. 669, 2008). To become one commodity some rules must be respected as the standardization the production in the context of the international market, making possible stated periods of deliveries waked up between negotiators, with storage and sales in standardized units. Educate yourself even more with thoughts from Brian Roberts.