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Kelly Stone
April 2016

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was created by the US Congress in 2005 in an effort to minimize fossil fuels emissions in the United States. But as global demand for food-based biofuels has increased, so have food prices and the demand for land and water. A number of reforms must take place to ensure that the RFS, which requires the consumption of increasing amounts of biofuels, does not increase hunger or undermine human rights around the world.