The demand for corn as fuel has the caused farmers to

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Unformatted text preview: ices Nebraska – ethanol refineries Nebraska consume one-third of the states corn production = less corn for food production Growing and converting this crop Growing into ethanol uses up large quantities of fossil fuel, making it, at best only slightly better than burning gasoline. The demand for corn as fuel has The caused farmers to convert wheat and soybean fields to corn fields. soybean Indonesia – Indonesia palm plantations (biodiesel) threaten the rain forests of Bornea, home to endangered endangered orangutans. Brazil – soy bean Brazil plantations are replacing replacing large expanses of rain rain forest. Ironically, forest Ironically, clearing these forests for agriculture increases atmospheric...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course BIO 111 taught by Professor Osikanlu during the Spring '09 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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