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Rising Up: Using Escalating Food Costs To Predict Riots, Revolutions, and Rebellions

A protestor in Cairo demands "Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice"

Since the beginning of 2014, riots have occurred in countries including Thailand and Venezuela. Although they’re different cultures on different continents, these mass protests movements may all have one commonality; increasing food prices may have contributed to their occurrence. The cost of food has been steadily increasing in both Thailand and Venezuela; last month demonstrators [...]

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Corn-waste biofuels might be worse than gasoline in the short term

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Biofuels made using corn waste could release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years compared to conventional gasoline. As a result, this type of cellulosic ethanol could be inelligible to meet quotas under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). According to a new study published yesterday in Nature Climate Change, this [...]

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The U.S. Now Uses More Corn For Fuel Than For Feed

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For every 10 ears of corn that are grown in the United States today, only 2 are consumed directly by humans as food. The remaining 8 are used in almost equal shares for animal feed and for ethanol. And, for the 12 months from August 2011 to 2012, the U.S. biofuels industry used more corn [...]

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