Relationship between biofuels and food is subject of study


The theme of food security, biofuel production and its implications are subjects of a study initiated on June 3rd, by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Stanford University (USA).

The technical cooperation project intends to discuss the relationship between biofuel and food production. The idea is to find a balance between energy production to meet the needs and ways to preserve the sources of livelihood.

The model which should be applied in Brazil aims to answer or at least open discussions on food security of populations that are in the area of energy crops.

According to the researchers, the results can direct and guide public policies in the economic sectors, social and environmental aspects of biofuels programs.

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