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Energy in Food

Boyko Nitzov

August 2011

Atlantic Council


In this latest Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center Issue Brief "Energy in Food”, Boyko Nitzov, the Center’s Director of Programs, surveys current concerns about the large amounts of energy needed to supply food and explores common concepts, perceptions and myths.

The brief focuses on highlighting the positive role which advanced energy technology and its use can play throughout the food supply chain, and the importance of informed policies based on free markets and competition when dealing with the energy-food relationship.