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Full Planet, Empty Plates: Chapter 4. Food or Fuel?

July 3rd, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

The massive diversion of grain to fuel cars has helped drive up food prices, leaving low-income consumers everywhere to suffer some of the most severe food price inflation in history. As of mid-2012, world wheat, corn, and soybean prices were roughly double their historical levels


Food to Fuel… the Right Way [Infographic]

April 2nd, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

The phrase "food to fuel" often refers to production of corn-based ethanol or soy-based biodiesel... not exactly most efficient use of these commodities. But there are situations when food to fuel represents a smart use of resources: when that food will go to a landfill. While the capture of landfill gas has become more prevalent, why spend the money and other resources shipping it there? Why not just direct food waste to energy production



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