Author Archive: Paulina Ibarra

Paulina was the director of web and new media communications with the Biotechnology Industry Organization from October 2010 - June 2013.

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Weather, Not Biofuels Contributes to Food Crisis

Could it be, that weather, not biofuels, are responsible for the increase in corn prices?  That is what Tim of Environmental Economics suggests.   Citing rains and floods, as being responsible for leaving 4 million acres unplanted (according to the AP),  Tim quotes the AP, “That would likely lift corn prices further, forcing consumers to pay higher grocery bills for meat and pork, as livestock producers would be forced to pass on higher animal feed costs Read More >

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Flickr: BIOPhotos / Twitter: BIO2008

Our community is growing and can be found online on any number of social networks, and the BIO recognizes that.  That’s why we’ve put together this blog, BIO on the Road, and it’s also why have launched several other social networks.  Along with our YouTube BIOchannel and BIO Convention FaceBook group – we’ve created Flickr photo albums and a Twitter group Our official show photographers will be taking some great images of the show floor, keynotes, press conferences, Read More >

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USDA Says Biofuels Not Responsible for Increasing Food Prices

On Monday the USDA held a press briefing. The subject? Food and fuel. One theory that has been widely discussed in recent weeks is that the nation’s growing demand for biofuels and the crops needed to produce them is the real culprit behind higher food prices, both at home and abroad. Yet the evidence that we have seen, and that Joe will take you through in just a few minutes, does not support this. said, Read More >

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Food AND Fuel

There’s been a lot of hype lately over biofuels starving the world, and unfortunately there’s not better way to say it than that — hype. Instead of having the knee-jerk reaction, of panic, we need to think carefully about the problem, for starters, we need to actually identify the problem. In a recent op-ed in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Nathaniel Greene and Lee Lynd wrote, Biofuels are a modest part of the food price picture, consuming Read More >

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International Energy Agency Statement on Biofuels

There has been much in the media lately on biofuels, climate change and the food crisis. The International Energy Agency, energy policy advisor to 27 member countries (one of which is the United States) formed during the oil crisis of 1973-74 recently released a statement on biofuels, “The recent shortage in grain stocks and surge in food prices have triggered questions about the sustainable production of biofuels. In reality, there are a number of important Read More >

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