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(TORONTO) A new report, titled Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action, challenges previous studies that blame biofuels for food insecurity for relying on “faulty”, “questionable” and “subjective” assumptions to reach their conclusions.

Published in the journal Global Change Biology – Bioenergy, the report stresses that “good science is essential to inform decisions” and that the simplistic glo…

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(TORONTO) Today, Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called on parties to the climate agreement reached at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to take immediate action to significantly reduce carbon emissions from the transportation sector and incorporate increased biofuels blending as part of their national plans. Of the 195 parties that adopted the agreement in Paris, 17…

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An article published in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail on May 20th entitled “Where are food costs heading? Try looking at the price of crude” concluded that energy costs are the single biggest factor in global food cost volatility. The author, Carl Mortished, examined a number of factors including the impact of national currency values, weather systems and food staple stockpiling, and found an undeniable “…

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