Food Versus Biofuels : Environmental and Economic Costs

@inproceedings{Pimentel2009FoodVB,
  title={Food Versus Biofuels : Environmental and Economic Costs},
  author={David Pimentel and Alison R Marklein and Megan A. Toth and Marissa N. Karpoff and Gillian S. Paul and Robert McCormack and Joanna Kyriazis and Tim P Kr{\"u}ger},
  year={2009}
}
The rapidly growing world population and rising consumption of biofuels intensify demands for both food and biofuels. This exaggerates food and fuel shortages. The use of food crops such as corn grain to produce ethanol raises major nutritional and ethical concerns. Nearly 60% of humans in the world are currently malnourished, so the need for grains and other basic foods is critical. Growing crops for fuel squanders land, water and energy resources vital for the production of food for human… CONTINUE READING

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