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The Global Free Market in Biofuels

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  • Agricultural Science
  • Ecology
  • Geography

Abstract

The current model for a global trade in biofuels is one of industrial export agriculture, which brings with it negative environmental and social impacts. Efforts to mitigate these impacts through narrow regulation of biofuels without addressing the regulatory dynamics of agriculture, energy, and financial markets will be ineffective. Gretchen Gordon argues that such a free market in industrial biofuels threatens to detract from real solutions to the energy crisis and equitable development needs. Development (2008) 51, 481–487. doi:10.1057/dev.2008.52

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