Summary of Awards to Date

Food and Fuel Initiative: Iowa.

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Date

Aug. 15, 2008 - Aug. 14, 2009

Award Number

IOW05191

Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety

Amount Awarded

$277,797.00

Investigator

Cathy Good, Ph.D.
Iowa State University

Co-Investigator(s)

Misra, M., Munkvold, G., Wolt, J., Lawrence, J., Pometto, A.

Summary

The production of biofuels requires the same natural resources as those needed for food and feed. Therefore, some have framed this debate as an opposing issue, i.e. food vs. fuel. We believe, however, that through technology development, economic analysis and policy framework, we can provide a balanced growth for food, feed, and fuel for Iowa, the nation and the world. This project outlines a multidisciplinary approach for facilitating such a balanced growth among food, feed, and fuel applications due to biofuels production.