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Unformatted text preview: secure market, so even small farmers can profit Clancy argues that large-scale biofuel farming for ethanol is not a pro-poor strategy: o It reduces (bio)diversity and so makes the communities more dependent and vulnerable (e.g. to market fluctuations) o It reduces food security, as prices increase and production decreases o The amount of corn needed to fill an SUV tank could feed a person for a year not efficient use of resources. *Deforestation fuelled by biofuel production not only reduces biodiversity but also releases vast amounts of carbon from the forest stores....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course AG 2373 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.
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