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Old 08-25-2010, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default Biofuel Study Looks at Cost to Wildlife and Environmental Diversity

Biofuel Study Looks at Cost to Wildlife and Environmental Diversity
ScienceDaily
Aug. 4, 2010

Biofuel study looks at cost to wildlife and environmental diversity
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Whether we can grow bio-energy crops such as switchgrass and forage sorghum isn't the question, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.

The question is, where's the nitrogen going to come from to grow these crops and how much is it going to add to the cost of the end product, said Dr. Gerald Smith, AgriLife Research legume breeder based in Overton.

And there also are hidden costs, such as the effect of fencerow-to-fencerow crops on wildlife and biodiversity, he said.

"It's time to take the monoculture blinders off," Smith said...
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