Impacts of biofuels on water supply: Proposed cures may worsen the disease

Outlet: Western Farm Press

December 17, 2010

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set a target of 36 billion gallons of biofuel by 2022—a five-fold increase over 2007 production. Fears are that an expansion of this magnitude could increasingly stress scarce natural resources—primarily arable land and water—and consequently increase the prices of food and feed which compete for the same resources…

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