WRI report concludes biofuels competing with food sources

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Courtesy of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) issued a working paper, 'Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and Land,' as part of its series on 'Creating a Sustainable Food Future.' The paper concludes that using land for bioenergy purposes results in that land not being available for growing food or animal feed, and, as such, urges policy changes that would phase-out bioenergy and biofuel from crops. According to a New York Times article, the WRI report urges governments to reconsider their reliance on biofuels. The Renewable Fuels Association issued a press release in response to the WRI report, stating that the report makes hypothetical predictions but fails to substantiate its claims on competition with food crops and land.

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