Indirect land use change is an important issue related to the life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of biofuels and other crops. The crux of the issue is that if the scope of impacts is viewed in a narrow fashion (that is, if only those impacts directly related to the production of a crop are considered), then biofuels may be considered to have lower greenhouse gas emissions than other fuels. However, if the impacts are tallied in a more comprehensive fashion — including the fact that increased production of biofuel feedstocks may lead to changes in the use of land in other locations (as would occur if increased overall demand for agricultural products leads to the conversion of forested areas to grow crops) — then the overall associated greenhouse gas emissions would be higher.