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Grow 'green energy' crops, farmers urged

by 5m Editor
6 August 2005, at 12:00am

UK - Arable and livestock farmers could lead the field in helping to combat climate change by growing more "green energy" crops, said the National Farmers' Union yesterday. It also wants a dedicated government minister to co-ordinate climate change and renewable energy policy, and a strategy to encourage biofuel industries - to produce biodiesel from oilseed rape crops and bioethanol from sugar beet and wheat for petrol. East Anglian cereal grower Peter Kendall, who is NFU deputy-president, said the Government must act: "The UK is way behind other countries in investing in renewable energy. Source: edp24.co.uk

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