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New Analysis Continues to Disprove Food v. Fuel Canard

(Renewable Fuels Association)  There is no statistical evidence to support the argument that growth in ethanol production is driving consumer food prices higher, according to a comprehensive study released today by

July 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Prices Have Dropped, Will Grocery Manufacturers Follow?

by Stephanie Dreyer (Growth Energy/Renewable Energy World)  After a report detailed that farmers have planted the largest number of corn acres in decades and with corn prices falling, one might

July 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Is Ethanol a Solution, or a Problem?

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/New York Times)   In “The Great Corn Con” (Op-Ed, June 25), Steven Rattner claims that United States ethanol production makes food costlier and scarcer, pollutes

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Shifting Normal Supply, Demand Forces

by Steve Leer (Purdue University) • About 27 percent of the nation’s corn crop must be devoted to ethanol this year to meet the federal mandate, leaving other corn users

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Nature Outlook Biofuels–Special Supplement

(Nature:  International Weekly Journal of Science)  Biofuels have big boots to fill. After more than 150 years of using petroleum and its products we have become dependent on it. First

July 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Not to Blame for High Food Prices, Study Says

by  Rob O’Flanagan   (Guelph Mercury)   Biofuels are not the villain behind recent spikes in food prices, a new study funded by Grain Farmers of Ontario concludes. Terry Daynard, a corn

July 2, 2011 Read Full Article

Despite Editorial, Ethanol's Not So Bad

by James Gough  (Fredericksburg Free Lance Star)  …My primary concern with the editorial, however, is the certainty with which the writer declares, “we know now that ethanol production actually degrades

June 30, 2011 Read Full Article

How Global Biofuel Expansion Could Affect the Economy, Environment and Food Supply

(World Bank)  National targets would contribute to rapid biofuel expansion in the next 10 years; Reaching those goals would have a limited impact on the global economy; Some countries would be affected

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

FAO's New Leader Lays out His Plans

by Mark Tran  (The Guardian)  After narrow win in leadership contest, José Graziano da Silva pledges to reform the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, strive for consensus and tackle food

June 29, 2011 Read Full Article

G20 Clinches First Farm Deal, Dodges Regulation

by Sybille de La Hamaide and Charlie Dunmore   (Reuters)  G20 farm ministers agreed to tackle high food prices on Thursday in a deal that steered clear of divisive details on issues

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Instant View: G20 Farm Ministers Agree Deal on Food Prices

by Martin Roberts, Chuck Abbott, Sarah McFarlane, Charlie Dunmore, Jonathan Saul, Nigel Hunt  (Reuters)  G20 members settled a deal on Thursday to curb volatility in food prices, falling short of France’s ambitious plans to

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Role India Can Play to Ease Food, Fuel Crisis

by Nagesh Kumar  (Rediff Business)    …Price volatility for food grain should be addressed through the counter-cyclical use of buffer stocks. For smaller economies that do not have the capacity

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Job Creators, Not Hunger Villian: U.S.

by Charles Abbott  (Reuters)  Biofuels are a “tremendous job creator” for rural areas, said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday, ahead of a global meeting where the farm-grown fuels may be

June 23, 2011 Read Full Article

US Official: Biofuels 'Scapegoat' for High Food Prices

by Steve Baragona   (Voice of America)   …(Agriculture) Secretary (Tom)Vilsack told a luncheon gathering in Washington not to believe everything one hears about ethanol’s role in today’s high and volatile

June 15, 2011 Read Full Article

The True Story Behind Food Versus Fuel Debate

by Ron Miller (Biofuels Digest/Prisma Advisors)  “Hunger, despair for millions” reads the headline in a national newspaper looking to link high food prices with the growth of renewable fuels. Anti-ethanol

June 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack: Food Price Hike More than Ethanol

by Jerry Hagstrom  (AgWeek)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told a gathering of international agricultural development activists recently that U.S. biofuels should not blamed for most of the increases in food

May 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Counterpoint: Gas Prices Would Double without Ethanol

by Ken Field (Financial Post)  The myths that smear a superior fuel …A recent study released by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) states that adding ethanol reduced

May 31, 2011 Read Full Article

Big Food Shifting the Blame Higher Grocery Costs

by Chris Thorne (Growth Energy/NewsOK) letter to editor:  Regarding “Corn ethanol is burning up food budgets” (Point of View, May 13): J. Patrick Boyle, president and CEO of the American Meat

May 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Setting the Record Straight: Ethanol is Best Solution

by Mark Borer (Mansfield News Journal) Letter to Editor:  …Importantly, all of corn’s high-value components, protein and fat, are returned to the feed supply. Ethanol production only converts the low-value

May 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Brazil´s Biofuel Drama Goes Global

by Eric Ehrmann (Huffington Post) Speculators hedging uncertainty in world energy markets are again making renewable fuels derived from corn, cane sugar and soybeans the drivers of food price inflation, just

May 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Vantage Point: Views on Food, Fuel and Land Use May 24, 2011 Webinar

  Vantage Point: Views on Food, Fuel and Land Use   May 24, 2011    Webinar

It wasn’t long ago that the World Bank debunked the report that claimed biofuels cause food prices to increase.  Still, the issue is resurfacing, as can be seen in a flury

May 19, 2011 Read Full Article

Why It’s Wrong to Agree with the Malthusians about Ethanol

by Robert Zubrin   (Pajamas Media)  Rising food prices are the result of rising oil prices, not a growing market for ethanol. …There is not a fixed amount of grain in

May 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Talking Turkey on Ethanol, Distillers Grains

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  …Here are few of the more questionable claims made to an OPIS reporter by lobbyists for NTF (National Turkey Federation): NTF CLAIM: “You cannot

May 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Ethanol Isn't Perfect; Neither is Gasoline

by Lynwood Broaddus  (Free Lance Star/  …The editorial begins, “Ethanol production boosts food prices, steals feed corn for fuel. ” One bushel of corn can produce 2.5 gallons of fuel

May 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Open Trade Is Mechanism for Balancing Biofuels Supply and Demand

(GLG Research)   …Trade is the mechanism that has a better chance of triggering innovation and technological advancement that create markets and improvement in productivity that ultimately leads to lower

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Mary Kissel: It's Harder to Bring Home the Bacon

by Mary Kissel (Orange County Register)  …Mr. Pope is the chief executive officer of Smithfield Foods Inc., the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer by volume. He doesn’t mince

May 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Next-Generation Biofuels Panel Discussion

(Milken Institute Global Conference)  With oil prices spiking and concern over climate change growing, biofuels hold tremendous appeal. But they must overcome considerable hurdles. Further process and technology refinements are

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article

GasHole: Dirty Oil and the Biofuel Myth

by Allison Kilkenny (Huffington Post)  This week marked the world premiere of GasHole, a new documentary film (narrated by Peter Gallagher) about the history of oil prices and the future of

May 2, 2011 Read Full Article

China Set to Increase Use of Biofuels

by Wang Xiaotian   (China Daily) The nation has plans to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 45 percent by 2020 China can become a leader in the production of second-generation

May 2, 2011 Read Full Article

MHI Establishes Technology to Produce Biofuel Locally at Low Cost from Rice and Barley Straws

(  Project to Make Efficient Use of Soft Cellulose Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has successfully established technology to produce ethanol for automobile fuel, satisfying the standards of the Japanese

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Montana Farmers Planting Less Camelina for Biofuel

by Tom Lutey (Billings Gazette)  Camelina, the biofuel that five years ago Gov. Brian Schweitzer called his new girlfriend, now struggles for a planting date with Montana farmers. “The biggest challenge of

April 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack Rejects Correlation of Food Prices and Ethanol

by David Bennett (Western Farm Press)  As food prices rise, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is not fond of claims that ethanol production is a major cause. He also says an

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

The Impact of Ethanol and Ethanol Subsidies on Corn Prices: Revisiting History

by Bruce A. Babcock, Jacinto F. Fabiosa (Iowa State University)  The rapid rise in corn prices that began in the fall of 2006 coincided with exponential growth in U.S. corn

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Local View: Filling in the Blanks on Ethanol

by Kelly Brunkhorst  (Journal Star /Nebraska Corn Board)  J. Patrick Boyle’s column, “Corn ethanol: Burning up food budgets,” (LJS, April 21) may make a couple of valid points, but he omits

April 28, 2011 Read Full Article

World Bank Wary of Biofuel Rule Impact

by Sam Fleming (The Telegraph)  The World Bank has called for the relaxation of laws requiring crops to be blended into petrol, saying that they are contributing to the global

April 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack Testifies on Biofuels

by Andy Eubank (USDA/Hoosier Ag Today)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently testified before a Senate committee on the effect and influence of biofuels. Testifying before the Senate Environment and Public

April 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance to UN FAO: Oil Prices Are Driving Up the Cost of Food

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  As the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) gathers in Rome for a council meeting on food security issues, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA)

April 12, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Pros, Cons Fuel Debate over Its Worth

by Tyler Ellyson  (Columbus Telegram)   Robeson, general manager of Frontier Co-op in Brainard, considers the corn-based fuel to be the crutch that the Midwest and Nebraska economies leaned on during

April 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Experts: Farmers not to Blame for High Food Prices

by Michael J. Crumb  (Associated Press/Forbes)  …Now, they’re concerned again as corn prices rose even higher last week following an announcement that U.S. farmers are planting the second largest corn

April 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Food and Fuel Debate Important to All Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Biofuels Digest)   …This faux debate is as important to future ethanol producers as it is to existing ethanol producers. And those looking to capitalize

March 30, 2011 Read Full Article

Rising Food Prices? Can't Blame Ethanol

by John Block (Chicago Tribune)  With food prices rising worldwide, some self-styled authorities on agriculture are claiming that producing ethanol in the Midwest causes food riots in the Middle East.

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

University of Missouri FAPRI Delivers 2011 Agricultural Economic Baseline to U.S. Congress

(University of Missouri)  Food prices could increase by more than 4 percent in 2011 as the farm sector recovers from a sharp downturn in the recession, University of Missouri economists reported

March 29, 2011 Read Full Article

Cheap Grain: Winners & Losers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here is dilemma of agricultural prices. Reducing demand, and commodity prices, benefits meat and dairy producers, and oil & gas companies. High prices benefit farmers,

March 28, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuel Policy Causing Starvation: Nestle Boss

by Stephen Foley (New Zealand Herald)  Soaring food inflation is the result of “immoral” policies in the United States which divert crops for use in the production of biofuels instead

March 25, 2011 Read Full Article

How to Avoid a Global Food Price Crisis

by Tom Vilsack (Financial Times/US Department of Agriculture)  Recent news stories have stoked fears about rising global food prices. But today, only a few years after a devastating food crisis, we

March 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Who Gets Your Food Dollar?

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  …As a result, many in the industrial meat sector, along with junk food processers and other food manufacturers are once again seeking to blame

March 18, 2011 Read Full Article

A Flock of Speculation: How Paper Bushels, Not Ethanol, Are Driving Corn Prices

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  …If you needed any more proof that large speculative investors are toying with the agricultural commodities markets and causing wild volatility, you need look

March 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Ethanol Helps Stabilize Energy Prices

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association/Baltimore Sun)  The Sun may have cut back its foreign bureaus, but your editorial writers (“End subsidies for corn-based ethanol,” March 14) must still be

March 16, 2011 Read Full Article

Cheap Food, Elevated Oil Prices Don't Mix

By Kevin Hursh (Postmedia News/Montreal Gazette) …The ethanol industry, particularly in the U.S., is a prime target of those who worry about food prices. About 37 per cent of the

March 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Maize Farmers Lobby to Supply Biofuel Industry

by Stephanie Nieuwoudt  (Interpress Service News Agency)  South African maize farmers are pushing hard to change a government decision to exclude their crops as feedstock for bioethanol, in view of food

March 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Big Meat and Its Big Lie

By Stephanie Dreyer (Growth Energy/  Smithfield, the world’s largest producer and processor of pork, reported record profits this quarter as the global economy continues to recover and exports rise. …Despite these record

March 12, 2011 Read Full Article

New Economic Study Affirms that Livestock Producers Benefit from Biodiesel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Thanks to biodiesel, soybean oil and meal economics favor the livestock industry concludes a study released today. In addition without America’s advanced biofuel in the marketplace higher soybean

March 9, 2011 Read Full Article

Vilsack: US Farms Producing Enough for Food & Biofuels

by John Davis (  …“It is irritating to me that we have to read about this all the time, because what it is basically is saying is that the folks

March 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Ethanol's Undeserved Bad Rap

by Mike Doherty (Illinois Farm Bureau/Chicago Tribune)  I read your editorial “Burning Dinner” and question your implication that farmers are diverting corn toward fuel production that otherwise would be used

March 7, 2011 Read Full Article

A Revised and Expanded Food Dollar Series: A Better Understanding of Our Food Costs

by Patrick Canning (US Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service)  A new ERS food dollar series measures annual expenditures on domestically produced food by individuals living in the United States

February 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Clinton Warns of Biofuel Impact on Poor

by Philip Brasher (Des Moines Register)  Former President Bill Clinton sounded a warning today on the impact that biofuels can have on global food prices and political stability. “We have

February 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Lowers Food Costs

by Orrie Swayze (Ag Week)  America’s corn crop is a miracle crop that, on a sustainable, per-acre basis, grows three times as much grain and creates three times as much soil

February 23, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol is ‘Good, Good, Good,’ Grassley Says

by Courtney Blanchard   (Telegraph Herald)  Senator rejects new criticism of U.S. ethanol policy that comes after reports of low corn reserves. Near record-high corn prices and the lowest reserves

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

A Billion Tons of Biomass a Viable Goal, but at High Price, New Research Shows

by Phil Ciciora (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  A team of researchers led by Madhu Khanna, a professor of agricultural and consumer economics at Illinois, shows that very high biomass

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Blame it on Biofuels: The Same Old Food vs Fuel Argument Is Back Again and Just as Irrelevant as Last Time

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia)  …(M)ost of the food vs fuel stories archived on the web were dated either 2008 or 2011, and that many seemed remarkably similar. That’s

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Government Hands May Be Tied on Ethanol: USDA Official

by Ayesha Rascoe  (Reuters)  …”The fact is the industry has pretty much been built,” USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber told

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Malthusiasm Returns: Is It “Food vs Fuel”, or “Progress vs Same as It Ever Was”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The dialogue over the opportunities for biofuels continues to veer, as ever, away from the

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

UK Wheat Crop Can Expand to Meet Food and Fuel Demand

by Nigel Hunt (Reuters)  * UK wheat yields seen having potential to rise * EU biofuel expansion seen mainly based

February 21, 2011 Read Full Article

25x'25 Offers New Food-versus-Fuel Information FAQ

(25 x ’25)  Last week, USDA reported that surplus corn stocks have hit their lowest point since 1995 and corn

February 18, 2011 Read Full Article

How Biofuels Contribute to the Food Crisis

by Tim Searchinger (op ed The Washington Post)  …Agricultural production is keeping up in general with the growing demand for

February 12, 2011 Read Full Article

There Is No Food-Ethanol Trade-Off

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Wall Street Journal)  letter to editor      Regarding your editorial “Amber Waves of Ethanol” (Jan. 22): Ethanol production

February 1, 2011 Read Full Article

The Corn Ethanol War: Wall Street Journal, Gingrich Get out the Slingblades

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, the Wall Street Journal launched a bitter counterattack this week on former

February 1, 2011 Read Full Article

High Quality of U.S. Corn to Yield More Ethanol: Executive

by Charles Abbott  (Reuters)  The higher quality of the U.S. corn crop could yield more ethanol per bushel and divert

January 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Corn Profitable for Farmers, Less So for Ethanol

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  The surge in corn prices since mid-2010 has bolstered the profits of corn farmers

January 24, 2011 Read Full Article

Nebraska’s ‘Golden Triangle’ Attracts Cattle

(Nebraska Farmer)  The Nebraska Department of Agriculture and the Nebraska Corn Board have jointlyreleased a video that shows the opportunities

January 24, 2011 Read Full Article

As Gas Prices Rise, State Looks at Fuel Alternatives

by Robyn L. Minor (Bowling Green Daily News)  Officials studying logistical challenges facing biofuel progress With gas prices in December

January 18, 2011 Read Full Article

How Agricultural Biotechnology Boosts Food Supply and Accomodates Biofuels

by Steven Sexton, David Zilberman   (National Bureau of Economic Research)  Increased global demand for biofuels is placing increased pressure on agricultural

January 18, 2011 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Faces High Corn Prices

by Todd Neeley (The Progressive Farmer)   …(P)ressure from rising corn prices at the start of 2011 is expected to

January 12, 2011 Read Full Article

On-Farm Energy Prices May Rise as Economy Improves

By Christine Souza  (California Farm Bureau Federation)   As the nation attempts to recover from the economic downturn, farmers and

January 12, 2011 Read Full Article

The Hidden Cost of Oil at the Grocery Store Checkout Counter

by Stephanie Dreyer (Renewable Energy World/Growth Energy)  …The cost of crude is a major inflator of grocery prices, because transportation,

January 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Global Renewable Fuels Alliance: Biofuels Can Ease the Impact of Hazardous Oil Prices

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  This week the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued a wakeup call to the world that high

January 10, 2011 Read Full Article

The Big Price Build-Up: Are You Ready?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US economy is just now showing signs of revival, and already we are seeing

January 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Biofuels: A Market of Political Opportunities

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In Europe, much more than in the United States, green (but not just) non-governmental

January 6, 2011 Read Full Article

Disarming the Food to Fuel Conflict Part 2: The Misinformation Campaign

by Christopher Klug (Tiny Green Bubble)  …According to the Renewable Fuels Association data, the United States produced and used approximately

January 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Disarming the Food to Fuel Conflict Part 1: The Biofuel History

by Christopher Klug (Tiny Green Bubble)  In the United States, domestic ethanol production and motor fuel additives are becoming more

January 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Strong Ethanol Industry an Important Step

by Bill Jones (San Francisco Chronicle)  …Separating fact from fiction in the ethanol debate is not easy. “Food versus fuel” is

December 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Fuel Vs. Food: Ethanol Helps Boost Meat Prices

by Kathleen Masterson   (NPR / WOI / Harvest Public Media)   …And according to USDA data, meat now costs as much

December 23, 2010 Read Full Article

Do Biofuels Compete with Food?

by Matt Cunningham (How Stuff Works)  …The myriad of factors that go into the food-versus-biofuel equation are complex and vary

December 22, 2010 Read Full Article

BP Biofuels CEO Presents Sugar-Based Vision

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growing biofuels mandates will require 220 “world-scale” cellulosic biofuels plants to be operational in

December 6, 2010 Read Full Article

The Thin Line Between Academics and Advocacy

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  Earlier this week, Iowa State University Professor Bruce Babcock released a policy brief entitled

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Bogus Logic in E15 Suits

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a thinly veiled attempt to further line their pockets, the meat and poultry

November 22, 2010 Read Full Article

Letters: Stoking the Ethanol Debate

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Houston Chronicle)  Letter to Editor   …The Chronicle says natural gas from shale deserves federal subsidies

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

You Can Have Your Opinion, but Not Your Own Facts

by Matt Hartwig (Renewable Fuels Association)  That the Houston Chronicle would be anti-ethanol is not surprising to anyone.  It is Houston,

November 11, 2010 Read Full Article

Inclusion of Maize in Biofuels Strategy Condemned

(The Bioenergy Site)  The African Center for Biosafety (ACB) has issued a statement to express concerns over the possibility of the

November 1, 2010 Read Full Article

What Food v. Fuel Debate?

by Stephanie Dreyer (Renewable Energy World/Growth Energy)  …You have one nutritionist with Tyson Foods speaking about the great value of

October 27, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels Only Partly to Blame for High Food Prices

(Reuters)  * Biofuel demand, tight supplies supporting corn prices  * Corn rising to 2008 levels rekindles food vs fuel debate …But

October 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Rekindle “Food vs Fuel”

by Bob Meyer (Brownfield Ag News)  …The American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association and National Corn Growers

October 14, 2010 Read Full Article

EPA Grants E15 Waiver for Newer Vehicles/A New Label for E15 Is Being Proposed to Help Ensure Consumers Use the Correct Fuel

(US Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today waived a limitation on selling fuel that is more

October 13, 2010 Read Full Article

USDA: US Ethanol Production More Efficient than Ever

John Davis ( …In an interview with USDA radio, Harry Baumes, Director of USDA’s Office of Energy Policy and New Uses

September 28, 2010 Read Full Article

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson Discusses Farm Bill Issues with Saratoga County Farmers

by Paul Post  (The Saratogan)  …For local dairy producers, one of the most pressing concerns is ethanol production that drives

September 9, 2010 Read Full Article

Deja Vu All Over Again: As in ‘08, Corn, Ethanol Surging, and China on the Move

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In late 2010, we see again the predatory entry of speculators into the grain markets,

September 7, 2010 Read Full Article

They’re Baaack: Speculators Return to Grain Markets En Masse

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  You may not have noticed, but hedge and index fund investors have quietly returned

September 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Ferris: Ethanol from Corn is Net Gain on Energy

(Lansing State Journal)  …A quick response from Tom’s major concern is that, yes, there is a major energy gain in producing

August 25, 2010 Read Full Article

Another Brick in the (Blend) Wall: Key Thresholds and Barriers for Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …But even were the US EPA to approve E15 ethanol blending, there are some other

August 20, 2010 Read Full Article

APOV: A Strong Case for Ethanol

by John M. Sawyer and Michael C. Sawyer  (The Daily News)  …Corn ethanol is not responsible for destruction of forest

August 13, 2010 Read Full Article

World Bank: Impact of Biofuels on Commodity Prices “Not As Large” as Originally Thought

(Renewable Fuels Association)   A newly released report from the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank, conludes that “…the effect

August 2, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Food Prices: An Update

by Patrick Westhoff (Huffington Post)  When U.S. food price inflation hit 5.5 percent in 2008, a lot of people pointed

June 8, 2010 Read Full Article

Food, Feed and Fuel Combine for a Modicum of Grain Price Stability

by Treena Hein  (Australian Farm Journal/June 2010)  Despite all the debate about negative climate change impacts on agriculture and rising

June 3, 2010 Read Full Article

Debunking Myths on Biofuels

by Angie Chui (Manilla Bulletin)  Biofuels should not be viewed as a threat to food security. Instead, it should be considered

May 20, 2010 Read Full Article

Ethanol Has Pushed Up Meat Prices? Bull

by Larry and Judy Kay  (Des Moines Register)  Letter to the Editor   Bloomberg ran a story about the rising price

May 17, 2010 Read Full Article

Biofuels No Conflict with Food Prices – Update

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  The Biofuels Association of Australia fired back at claims made by the Australian Lot Feeder’s Association that

May 7, 2010 Read Full Article

Abengoa Takes on Myths about Biofuels with Evidence

(Abengoa Bioenergy)  Biofuels are being attacked. The claim “Bioethanol is the main cause of increased food prices is one of

May 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Weed Could Be the Future of Biofuel

by Shanna Shipman (Gatehouse News Service,  …(S)ientists and farmers are looking closer at one plant, formerly considered a mere

May 4, 2010 Read Full Article

Attention Whole Foods Shoppers: Your “Sustainable” Mantra — Organic, Local, and Slow — Is No Recipe for Saving the World’s Hungry Millions

by Robert Paarlberg (Foreign Policy) … Food has become an elite preoccupation in the West, ironically, just as the most effective

April 30, 2010 Read Full Article

The Role of Demand for Biofuel in the Agricultural Commodity Price Spikes of 2007/08

by Simone Pfuderer, Grant Davies, Ian Mitchell  (Food and Farming Analysis, Defra)   This paper is part of a larger body

April 6, 2010 Read Full Article

Liquid Biofuels:Background Brief for the World Bank Group Energy Sector Strategy

(Masami Kojima of the Oil, Gas, and Mining PolicyDivision of the World Bank/  Liquid biofuels are being increasingly used to

March 30, 2010 Read Full Article

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