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Canadian farmers release biofuels report
Source : domesticfuel.com
The Grain Farmers of Ontario have proclaimed that the food versus fuel debate should be over with the release of a new report that says farmers can serve both markets. The study on "Effects of biofuels and bioproducts on the environment, crop and food prices and world hunger", they say, "should put an end to the ongoing debate of whether the grain we grow should be used for food or fuel. We can and should do both." The study found that global grain production has increased by 1.5% per year over the past 20 years, more than the 1.1% per year food demands are growing, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. "Quite frankly, it is a relief for us to learn that production of biofuels, like ethanol, here in Ontario makes such a positive contribution to our environment without any notable impact on overall food prices and the world's ability to supply food", says Barry Senft, CEO for Grain Farmers of Ontario.
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2 May 2011 |
United States & Canada
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