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Biofuel production could be bad for health, crops

Large-scale cultivation of biofuels in Europe could lead to increased human mortality and crop losses, because of substances emitted by the crops.

Many plant species grown for biofuel emit more isoprene, an ozone precursor, than the traditional crops they replace.

A modelling study found proposed biofuel policies could have adverse consequences that should be evaluated alongside carbon budgeting considerations before biofuel crop growth becomes more widespread.

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