Food market effects of a global resource shift toward bioenergy

Benjamin Senauer

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Abstract

Benjamin Senauer focuses on the food market effects of a global resource shift toward bioenergy. A crucial question is the relationship between increasing biofuels production and the worldwide increase in food prices. Food prices have been rising in general because increasing demand has outstripped supply for several reasons, which will be discussed, and biofuels are only one of the factors. A crucial question is the relationship between increasing biofuels production and the worldwide increase in food prices. Food prices have been rising in general because increasing demand has outstripped supply for several reasons, which will be discussed, and biofuels are only one of the factors. Both US and Brazilian ethanol production capacity is expanding rapidly. In early 2008, 68 biorefineries in the United States were under construction or expanding, in addition to the 139 online.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1226-1232
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume90
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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