Increasing Demand for Grain Stocks in Ethanol Use Threatens Food Security

An update today from the Earth Policy discusses another grain harvest with a nearly 4% shortfall of supply to demand – one of the largest on record.
World carryover stocks are at a 34 year low, and an exploding demand for grain in ethanol production is further straining supplies.
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Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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