Skip Navigation

the Environmental and Energy Resources Library

Home Browse Resources Get Recommendations Forums About Help Advanced Search

U.S. biodiesel has a very small impact on food costs. In the past year, food prices have risen 5.1 percent. Only an estimated 0.2 - 0.6 percent of that total increase has been contributed to biofuels (biodiesel, ethanol, Cellulosic ethanol) production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The leading factor to higher food costs is the rising cost of crude oil, which over a four-year period, more than tripled from $40 a barrel to nearly $150 in July of 2008. Food often travels through multiple states, making it highly susceptible to fuel costs.

Cumulative Rating: (not yet rated)
Date Of Record Release 2009-10-22 13:13:23
Alternate Title The Economics of Biodiesel Production and the Effect on Food Prices: FAQ
Description U.S. biodiesel has a very small impact on food costs. In the past year, food prices have risen 5.1 percent. Only an estimated 0.2 - 0.6 percent of that total increase has been contributed to biofuels (biodiesel, ethanol, Cellulosic ethanol) production, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The leading factor to higher food costs is the rising cost of crude oil, which over a four-year period, more than tripled from $40 a barrel to nearly $150 in July of 2008. Food often travels through multiple states, making it highly susceptible to fuel costs.
Classification
Resource Type
Format
Subject
Source Biodiesel Sustainability
Keyword Biodiesel, Economics
Selector Offley
Date Of Record Creation 2009-10-22 13:09:24
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-06-19 19:00:04
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2009-10-22 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

Log In:





Mission
EERL's mission is to be the best possible online collection of environmental and energy sustainability resources for community college educators and for their students. The resources are also available for practitioners and the public.

EERL & ATEEC
EERL is a product of a community college-based National Science Foundation Center, the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC), and its partners.

Contact ATEEC 563.441.4087 or by email ateec@eicc.edu