Biotechnology and biofuel

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Purpose - To identify how agricultural biotechnology addresses the two challenges facing agriculture: to feed a world growing to 9 billion people by 2050 and to provide a liquid fuel alternative to petroleum. Design -This chapter relies on econometric modeling, a review of existing literature, and diagrammatic modeling to articulate the impact of agricultural biotechnology on food and energy markets. Findings -Agricultural biotechnology reduces the tension between food security and biofuel production. It reduces volatility in food and fuel markets and can mitigate risk to biofuel processors. Originality - The analysis is original although it relies on previous research to some extent. The analysis is compared to and contrasted with related work. © 2011 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sexton, SE; Zilberman, D

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 /

Start / End Page

  • 225 - 242

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1574-8715

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1108/S1574-8715(2011)0000010014

Citation Source

  • Scopus