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LAPSE:2018.0728
Biofuel Impacts on World Food Supply: Use of Fossil Fuel, Land and Water Resources
David Pimentel, Alison Marklein, Megan A. Toth, Marissa Karpoff, Gillian S. Paul, Robert McCormack, Joanna Kyriazis, Tim Krueger
October 15, 2018
The rapidly growing world population and rising consumption of biofuels are increasing demand for both food and biofuels. This exaggerates both food and fuel shortages. Using food crops such as corn grain to produce ethanol raises major nutritional and ethical concerns. Nearly 60% of humans in the world are currently malnourished, so the need for grains and other basic foods is critical. Growing crops for fuel squanders land, water and energy resources vital for the production of food for human consumption. Using corn for ethanol increases the price of U.S. beef, chicken, pork, eggs, breads, cereals, and milk more than 10% to 30%.
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agriculture, Biofuels, Energy, food security, fossil fuels, natural resources, Renewable and Sustainable Energy
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Pimentel D, Marklein A, Toth MA, Karpoff M, Paul GS, McCormack R, Kyriazis J, Krueger T. Biofuel Impacts on World Food Supply: Use of Fossil Fuel, Land and Water Resources. (2018). LAPSE:2018.0728
Author Affiliations
Pimentel D: 5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Marklein A: 5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Toth MA: 5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Karpoff M: 5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Paul GS: 5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
McCormack R: 5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Kyriazis J: 5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Krueger T: 5126 Comstock Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Energies
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2008
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2008-09-16
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1996-1073
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