Then he has done the right thing since the UK have realised that they have made massive mistakes in changing crops over for biofuels....more proffit in "real crops"
Biofuels are ok if they are managed correctly and do not replace a crop or destroy the natural habitat as they have done in Brazil and Indonesia.
They are getting a bad press at the moment because of these examples; however, my wife has been doing research into Miscanthus (elephant grass) for the last five years at the National Research Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Puławy, and it has huge potential in cleaning polluted areas.
Miscanthus actually takes in the pollutants and turns the soil into soil that is suitable for farming again, then this products can be burnt as Biofuel with the pollutants caught in filters.
Oil seed rape has a negative carbon footprint as it takes in more carbon than it produces, filtering it into the soil.
So as I say if they are used correctly then they are very profitable, but you are correct ShelleyS they must never replace crops or the natural habitat.