Food security and biofuels

Biofuels are renewable because they’re made from plants or animals, which grow. But sometimes biofuels are produced in ways that are not sustainable. Hungry people sometimes pay the cost. Can food security and biofuels go hand in hand?

Today Léna Durocher-Granger at CABI (‘Improving lives by solving problems in agriculture and the environment’) shows us a summary of thinking about food security and biofuels. I like the way Ms Durocher-Granger explains the ideas and suggests solutions.

[Edit] Here’s something I said a few months ago about funding for developing ‘advanced’ biofuels fed on algae.


About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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7 Responses to Food security and biofuels

  1. dinasoliman says:

    I actually wrote a 15-page term paper about the food vs. biofuels issue, if you’re interested to read it. 🙂

    Great post! I’ll check out that article too 🙂

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