However, using the field to produce corn to turn a higher profit by selling the corn to make biofuels could leave more people starving.
The slogan “Fill ‘er up, starve a child” would not be acceptable to almost anyone.
Also, if an undeveloped or developing country is trying to establish exports, or import less fuel, it might decide that it is also preferable to use that field to grow corn to make biofuels.
These are just a few of the complications regarding an already existing field on an already existing farm."...expansion...could not be achieved...without significant impacts on the wider global economy...
(Liu, et al, 142-143; Doornosch, and Steenblik, 3-4 ). An ear of corn can go to market to feed people, or can be used to feed starving people, or it can be used to produce fuel.
On a field that is already part of a farm used to grow food, using it to produce corn is probably acceptable to most interests.
Any diversion of land from food or feed production to production of energy biomass will influence food prices....
The effects on farm commodity prices can already be seen....
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