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  • Administration Looking At Ethanol Rules

    "The Obama administration is reviewing the country’s ethanol policy amid calls from both political parties and the United Nations to suspend annual targets as the worst drought in 56 years spurs corn prices.
    Twenty-five U.S....

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  • US biofuel policy a threat to global food supply

    The UN’s Food Agency has stepped up pressure on the United States to change its biofuel policy due to fear over a World Food Crisis.
    40 percent of the US corn crop is currently used for biofuel to meet renewable energy targets.
    The...

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  • How to ensure the world’s food supply

    Greg Page is chairman and chief executive of Cargill, an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services.

    "In America’s heartland, farmers are making the agonizing...

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  • Scientists wins $10m Gates grant for self-fertilising cereals

    "British scientists have secured a $10m grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to develop genetically modified corn, wheat, and rice that requires no fertiliser.
    The work at the John Innes Centre (JIC) in Norwich is aiming...

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  • Worst drought since 1956 threatens world food crisis

    A month of scorching temperatures across the country's midwest has sent corn and soybean prices to record highs, while wheat prices have reached levels not seen since the last food crisis in 2008.

    The severest drought since 1956 in...

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