Let us farm set aside land, Europe's farmers are saying to the EU, according to Farm Policy.com. Currently about 8% of EU farming land lies fallow under a decision in the 1990s to eliminate grain surpluses. Now these surpluses could be useful to ferment into alcohol, and farmers want to get their hands back on their land. That I agree with along with a few caveats about biodiversity, monoculture and so on . What seems strange is the idea that because a lot of European wine cannot compete on price with new world wines, they're thinking of grubbing up vineyards. Why not drive off the water and use that as bioethanol?