Soya bean boss says biofuels don’t hurt food crops

United Soybean Board director Keith Kemp insisted biofuel production was not taking food from the mouths of hungry people.

Speaking at the CropWorld Global event he said: “To say we are taking corn away from humans is wrong. All we do is take the sugar out of the maize, leaving distillers’ grains for further use.”

That high protein by-product was widely used throughout the world’s food and feed industries, he said.

By using more distillers’ grain food companies could easily provide the 20% reduced sugar products needed to combat the obesity epidemic. “Research is helping us supply the world with both fuel and food.”

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