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Food vs. Fuel: MSU Scientists Say Growing Grain For Food is More Energy Efficient

April 19, 2010

Philip Robertson Using productive farmland to grow crops for food instead of fuel is more energy efficient, Michigan State University scientists concluded, after analyzing 17 years' worth of data to help settle the food versus fuel debate. Full Story

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