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MN2020 - VIDEO: Rethinking Land Use for Biofuels
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VIDEO: Rethinking Land Use for Biofuels

September 19, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

Globalization effects every aspect of agriculture. It's time to examine the systemic impacts of using Minnesota acres for raising bio-energy crops on systems across the world.

A recent conference at the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy brought together leading biofuel scientists, environmental advocates, policymakers and farmers to present the latest research on land use change and the efficient way forward for expanding domestic sustainable energy.

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2 Comments:

  • Audrey Johnson says:

    February 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    A noted biofuel company from near Anoka has dumped thousands of gallons of by product on a feild across the road from my house. Within a week after was visited by the Mn Pol. Control agency, the owner posted it and tilled up the areas where he dumped. Surface water from that site ends up in Nord Lake. Where do I go for answers, why were they hauling it 100 miles to dispose of it, and why haven’t we been notified as to what’s going on?

  • Rachel says:

    February 28, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Audrey, I would start with the MPCA itself. You can reach them at 651-296-6300, or look for more specific information here: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/about-mpca/assistance/ask-the-minnesota-pollution-control-agency.html

    —Rachel, Minnesota 2020