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Food, feed, and fuel production

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Food, feed, and fuel production

today and tomorrow : field hearing before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, August 18, 2008.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Includes bibliographical references,
  • Agriculture and energy -- United States,
  • Alcohol as fuel -- United States,
  • Biomass energy -- United States,
  • Corn -- Economic aspects -- United States,
  • Rural development -- United States

  • Edition Notes

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    SeriesS. hrg -- 110-699
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsKF26 .A35 2008b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 144 p. :
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23182210M
    LC Control Number2009376517

    The first section is related to social issue These ways are essentially four: dumping it, burning it, converting it into something that can be used again, and minimizing the volume of material goods — future garbage — that is produced in the first place. Substitution of chemical treatment with physical, rapid analytical methods for control of contaminants, problems in animal husbandry related to diary production and hormones in food producing animals, approaches and tasks in maize and rice production are in the covered by 6 chapters in this section. The crisis prompted proposals to bring some of the reserve farmland back into use, and the used area increased actually with 0. In rich countries most of that waste occurs in homes, restaurants, or supermarkets.

    The large water footprints for beef, pork and other meats indicate the large volumes of water used for their production. These policies have the unintended consequence of diverting resources from food production and leading to surging food prices and the potential destruction of natural habitats. For example, millions of tons of wet Florida-and-California citrus peels cannot supply billions of gallons of biofuels. All maps and graphics: Virginia W. Anticipate and respond to societal needs relative to food and fiber production. Considering that meat does eat up vast amounts of resources, it seems that using it wisely already crucial will become even more so in the future.

    It all adds up. In monetary terms, their results show that the net social and economic worth of food corn production in the U. Biodiesel[ edit ] Soybean oil, which only represents half of the domestic raw materials available for biodiesel production in the United States, is one of many raw materials that can be used to produce biodiesel. For example, the UK wheat surplus was around 2 million tonnes in


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Food, feed, and fuel production book

The two countries also agreed to share technology and set international standards for biofuels. What could result from the shock to food prices is a very quick move toward some of the non-food biofuels as are listed above amongst the other policy alternatives.

These blends are called B99 or B The assessment calls on governments for more open markets in biofuels and feedstocks in order to improve efficiency and lower costs.

They also expect rice to have a record crop. Instead the report argues that the EU and US drive for biofuels has had by far the biggest impact on food supply and prices, as increased production of biofuels in the US and EU were supported by subsidies and tariffs on imports, and considers that without these policies, price increases would have been smaller.

In a tight world food market, tightened by bad weather, that diversion of grain and oil makes a difference for food prices, especially in developing countries where a rise in the price of staples is passed directly to consumers.

The U. Particularly impressive is the sheer number of foods tested and reviewed. Proposed causes[ edit ] Ethanol fuel as an oxygenate additive[ edit ] The demand for ethanol fuel produced from field corn was spurred in the U. To feed that population, crop production will need to double.

Record oil prices are inflating food prices worldwide, including those crops that have no relation to biofuels, such as rice and fish.

Plant Production Systems: Food, Fuel, Feed, Fiber

Further developments include enhancement of the use of existing co-products and the introduction of new ones. The emerging food crisis calls for development of sustainable food production, and the quality and safety of the food produced should be guaranteed.

Hopefully it will help confront the emerging challenges of global warming, in addition to making efficient use as livestock feed of a wide range of currently available and future co-products from the biofuel industry.

Then, they quantified the environmental benefits and impacts in terms of critical zone services, representing the effects on the atmosphere, water quality and corn's societal value, both as food and fuel.

We'd be wise to use our food for food, not for fuel. The answer is mainly based on the food that livestock eat.

Food vs. fuel

The report is also critical of limited reduction of GHG emissions achieved from biofuels based on feedstocks used in Europe and North America, finding that the current biofuel support policies would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport fuel by no more than 0.

This is why beef conversion ratios are the highest and it takes exponentially less Food and energy inputs to produce grains, beans and vegetables than meat.

There was also concern that widespread and costly litigation might be taken against the U. Jean Zieglerthen UN Special Food on food, concluded that while the argument for biofuels in terms of energy efficiency and climate change are legitimate, the effects for the world's hungry of transforming wheat and maize crops into biofuel are "absolutely catastrophic", and terms such use of arable land a "crime against humanity".

The Food and Agriculture Organization FAO recognizes the potential opportunities that the growing biofuel market offers to small farmers and aquaculturers around the world and has recommended small-scale financing to help farmers in poor countries produce local biofuel.

Barley is not currently used to produce ethanol. This would be a major improvement in carbon neutral energy sources and allow the continued use of internal combustion engines on a large scale.The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests Derek Byerlee, Walter P.

Falcon, and Rosamond L. Naylor. Examines the world's most dynamic agricultural sector in recent decades; Explains the drivers of rapid growth from both the demand and supply side and gives informed guesses on the future of the industry.

Food demand by an increasing population could be met by the adoption of agronomic management practices that increase resilience to climate variability and extremes events. Then, it is necessary to identify and evaluate those practices so stakeholders can be aware of the impact those have on food production and the environment.

This project is intended to evaluate those practices, measure their. The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and Forests - Kindle edition by Derek Byerlee, Walter P. Falcon, Rosamond L. Naylor. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Tropical Oil Crop Revolution: Food, Feed, Fuel, and atlasbowling.com by: Jun 20,  · To compare the energy efficiency and environmental impacts of corn production and processing for food and for biofuel, both as food and fuel.

anced production of food, feed, fuel and fiber. 5 United States to produce greater total food crop yields than ever known, while removing over 35 mil‐ lion acres of marginal cropland subject to degradation if used for crop production.

Climate change and predicted shortages of fossil fuels present major challenges. Currently, biofuel production is from agricultural crops grown primarily on arable land. Conflict with the traditional use of arable land, itself a limited resource, to produce food and animal feed must be avoided and economic sustainability assured.

At present cereals, especially maize and wheat, and sugar cane.