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GREEN CHEMISTRY Q&A
Top Frequently Asked Questions:   Q: What is the food vs fuel debate? A: Food versus fuel is the dilemma regarding the risk of diverting farmland or crops for biofuels production to the detriment of the food supply. The biofuel and foodprice debate involves wide-ranging views, and is a long-standing, controversial one in the literature. Q: So Biofuels aren’t a green solution?? How come? A: Evidence of the contribution of biofuel policies to rising and increasingly volatile world food prices, This “led ten international bodies – including the IMF, the World Bank, the FAO and UNCTAD – to recommend in 2011 that G20 governments abolish biofuel mandates and subsidies globally. So far the[...]