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Unintended consequences of U.S. biofuel policy

Corn and soy for ethanol were grown on marginal land which could have emitted 
as much carbon dioxide as 34 coal-fired power plants

Clearing grasslands to make way for biofuels may seem counterproductive, but University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show in a new study that crops, including the corn and soy commonly used for biofuels, expanded onto seven million acres of new land in the U.S. over a recent four-year period, replacing millions of acres of grasslands. The study