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EU Votes to Reduce Food-Based Biofuel
Wed Sep 11, 2013 02:33 PM CDT

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Parliament voted Wednesday to significantly reduce the amount of biofuels made from food crops by 2020 to counter concerns over the energy source's environmental and ethical sustainability.

Environmentalists argue biofuels made from sugar, corn or soybeans add as much or even more to greenhouse gas emissions as the fossil fuels they are meant to replace. Others are criticizing the burning of crops displaces food production and drives up prices for basic staples while there are still millions of malnourished worldwide.

Despite frantic efforts by biofuel lobbyists and agricultural groups, a narrow 356-327 majority voted to ...

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