As Brazil expands its manufacturing and agricultural industries, it has carved a spot as the largest exporter of coffee, beef, poultry and other food products and as the world leader in ethanol production. Simon Marks continues a series of reports…
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Molten salts used as solvents may provide a stepping stone toward cheaper, more environmentally friendly biofuels, researchers said this month.
As corn prices have risen with demand for ethanol in recent years, corn farmers are prospering. But others -- such as hog farmers who rely on corn feed -- are facing tough times, and some critics blame ethanol demand for…
Food shortages and price spikes have combined to wreak havoc within the world's poorest nations. Ray Suarez examines the causes and effects of the food crises and speaks with the Washington Post's Anthony Faiola about his recent trip to Mauritania.
The head of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization urged help Wednesday for countries affected by a global food crisis caused by sharp increases in the prices of rice and wheat. Experts discuss the causes and consequences of high food…
In the fourth installment of the NewsHour's Costly Crude series, environmentalist and adviser to California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Terry Tamminen discusses the shrinking oil supply with Ray Suarez.
In the third of the NewsHour's 'Costly Crude' series on the rising price of oil, a Chevron executive offers insight on rising oil prices and the future of the oil industry.
Switchgrass, a prairie grass grown on marginal farmland and processed into ethanol, can produce five times more energy than it takes to grow the crop, according to a new study.
After a report by Jeffrey Brown on the year in economic news, business writers from across the country reflect on how the ups and downs of the business world have impacted local communities.
Question/Comment: There are two issues I’d like to see you tackle that I have not seen anyone in the media deal with. The first has to do with the sensibility of ethanol as a renewable fuel source. My understanding is…
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