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The Food-fuel Conundrum – Have We Been Bio-fooled?

19 Oct, 2012

One of the central issues in the biofuel/agrofuel debate is the question of whether bio-based fuels made from food crops such as maize, sorghum, cassava or even oil palm and sugar cane, can be considered acceptable or not, on the basis that their cultivation for that purpose might in some way impact negatively on food sovereignty and food security. From the promised ‘marginal land’… Initially, agrofuels were criticised on the grounds that they would very likely displace food crops from …

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