Boosting biofuels can mean less food for the poor

| November 26, 2012 |
Original opening remarks by BEI Young Professionals member Olivette Burton. The bioethical principles of beneficence, justice, and non-malevolence were.

Biofuels can help industrialized nations reduce fossil fuel dependencies and cut harmful carbon emissions. But their production means diverting valuable farmland, threatening food security in developing countries.

In the early 20th century, automobile pioneer Henry Ford knew that cars could also run on plant-based fuels. While for many years that realization hardly played a role, times have changed, and interest in biofuels has skyrocketed.

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