29 Jan '15, 5am

Avoiding Bioenergy Competition for Food Crops and Land

What types of biomass are additional? There are some sources of additional biomass that are consistent with a sustainable food future and will therefore reduce greenhouse gas emissions because they do not compete with food production or otherwise make dedicated use of land. This category includes some level of forest and agriculture residues left behind after harvest (some need to remain on the ground to maintain soil fertility); timber processing wastes including sawdust and “black liquor;” and any unused manure, urban wood waste, municipal organic waste, and landfill methane. Another category is biomass grown in excess of what would have grown absent the demand for bioenergy, such as growing winter cover crops for energy and replacing traditional—yet inefficient—fuel wood harvests in some poor countries with wood grown in agroforestry systems and local plantations. Using...

Full article: http://www.wri.org/publication/avoiding-bioenergy-competi...

Tweets

@WorldResources

@WorldResources

wri.org 29 Jan '15, 1pm

This post is part of WRI's blog series, Creating a Sustainable Food Future . The series explores strategies to sustainably...

If I Had a Food Nickname

If I Had a Food Nickname

runeatrepeat.com 30 Jan '15, 1pm

If I Had a Food Nickname January 30, 2015 12 Comments Happy Friday! How was your week? I’m over here just doing a very eas...

Nigerian farmers face destitution from 300 sq.km land grab backed by UK aid. The Ecologist

Nigerian farmers face destitution from 300 sq.k...

theecologist.org 28 Jan '15, 11am

Local farmers were never asked if they agreed to the project or under what terms they would accept the project, and were t...

Biofuels: Wrong Direction for a Sustainable Food and Climate Future

Biofuels: Wrong Direction for a Sustainable Foo...

ecowatch.com 29 Jan '15, 3pm

This opportunity cost of land also explains why bioenergy will rarely reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Studies that find b...

6StoneJars: SEAR @ Singapore Land Tower: With V...

sgfoodonfoot.com 01 Feb '15, 3pm

Hi I am Derrick, owner of SG FOOD ON FOOT. I started blogging in 2010 to share with with my readers food experience they c...

Local standard for organic food in works

Local standard for organic food in works

soshiok.com 28 Jan '15, 3am

Consumers may soon get to buy organic vegetables with a local stamp of approval. A unit under the Singapore Manufacturing ...

Earthship village will soon land in Colorado Sp...

earthship.com 27 Jan '15, 8pm

The Colorado Solar Village is seeking the greenest of the green to form a community of some of the most sustainable homes ...

What Makes Food Gardens Fail or Succeed?

Urban food gardens are a vital antidote to food deserts, writes Leonie Joubert in the sixth chapter of the Food Dialogues ...

Food Waste to Energy: Louisville, Kentucky Food Hub Plans Onsite Power Plant

Food Waste to Energy: Louisville, Kentucky Food...

A food hub is in the works for the west side of Louisville, Kentucky, but it’s no ordinary food hub. Organizers also envis...

What Makes Food Gardens Fail or Succeed? by @ct...

Urban food gardens are a vital antidote to food deserts, writes Leonie Joubert in the sixth chapter of the Food Dialogues ...