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The growing concerns about jatropha

 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: The growing concerns about jatropha Reply with quote

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The Independent - 15/02/10

The most regularly repeated claim about jatropha is that it will grow on so-called marginal land, and will therefore not compete with food crops. There are two major flaws with this argument.

First, marginal land is often used as a source of firewood or medicinal plants. Second, while jatropha may grow on such land, that does not mean it will produce enough oil to be economically viable.

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