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Earth Grab: The Rush to Make Agriculture Fuel the Global Economy

23 Nov, 2010

Ottawa, November 22, 2010. Whether we’re talking about global energy, climate change, food security or commodity trade – agriculture has quickly taken centre stage in the new global economy. It’s an economy worth trillions – and it all starts with plants. The world’s biggest corporations are rushing to grab and convert living plant matter – called “biomass” — into fuel, chemicals, and other profitable products. Corn and sugarcane are already being converted to biofuels on a large scale, but trees, …

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