06 February 2008 11:00 [Source: ICIS news]
CAIRO (ICIS news)--Biofuels and food production can be developed in harmony into an integrated "food biofuels system", the director of Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said late yesterday afternoon.
He dismissed the food versus fuel argument and suggested an integrated system could be applied.
“In addition, farmers are increasingly rotating between sugar cane and food crops like tomatoes, soy, peanuts, beans, rice and maize. This approach has helped maintain the balance between energy and food and has improved land profitability,” he added.
Contini went on to suggest several ways to improve integration between bioenergy and food production, including growing biomass in less prime agricultural lands and removing international biofuels trade barriers.
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