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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

EPA Should Do More to Reduce Competition Between Food and Fuel Crops

EPA Should Do More to Reduce Competition Between Food and Fuel Crops

WASHINGTON (August 6, 2013)—The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement today that it would allow food-based biofuels to make up the shortfall in cellulosic ethanol production this year was a missed opportunity to reduce pressure on food supplies and curb the clearing of forests for farmland, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said today. However, UCS experts are encouraged by EPA’s statement that it plans to reduce food based biofuel volumes in 2014 and urges the agency to act on this commitment as quickly as possible.

http://www.ucsusa.org/news/press_release/epa-should-do-more-to-reduce-competition-food-fuel-0397.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A%20ucsusa%2Frss%20%28Union%20of%20Concerned%20Scientists%29

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