Biofuels Backgrounder

, , , | | August 3, 2008

Corn before processing
Biofuels have been in the news of late as rising fuel costs spur the interest in alternative renewable energy sources. In light of growing food scarcity, environmental sustainability questions and skyrocketing food prices globally, decisions over the use of agricultural commodities that are also food staples must be examined within the framework of the impact on people struggling to survive.

This two-page resource provides a succinct overview on the current discussions surrounding biofuels and their connection to the global food crisis.


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