Category Archives: ethanol

Corn Con

Why turning food into gasoline (supported by government subsidies) is a stupid (and probably immoral) idea, and how spineless, pandering politicians support it. John McCain stands out as particularly impressive: “John McCain and John Kerry were against ethanol subsidies, then … Continue reading

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How Germany Postponed Global Warming…for Seven Hours

This article is actually about the irresponsible (and one might argue immoral) use of food to power vehicles (attention ethanol lobby). What struck me is how often policies have unintended consequences, often times negative unintended consequences. The author points out … Continue reading

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Food for Oil!?!

While not the only reason that food prices are rising, the fact that the U.S. government encourages farmers to grow corn in order to turn it into ethanol (which by the way takes as much energy to produce as it … Continue reading

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