One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars - not people, new figures show

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  1. Chuck

    Chuck just the messenger

    [​IMG] "There is a direct link between biofuels and food prices. The needs of the hungry must come before the needs of cars"

    [fflash=RIGHT]http://www.youtube.com/v/INwB0BWVDnM&hl=en_US&fs=1&[/fflash]John Vidal - GUARDIAN - Jan 22, 2010

    Now Ethanol, Inc is working on E15 at our pumps....and maybe We are the World II, or III (see video) --Ed.

    One-quarter of all the maize and other grain crops grown in the US now ends up as biofuel in cars rather than being used to feed people, according to new analysis which suggests that the biofuel revolution launched by former President George Bush in 2007 is impacting on world food supplies.

    The 2009 figures from the US Department of Agriculture shows ethanol production rising to record levels driven by farm subsidies and laws which require vehicles to use increasing amounts of biofuels.... [rm]http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jan/22/quarter-us-grain-biofuels-food[/rm]
     
  2. NiHaoMike

    NiHaoMike Well-Known Member

    What about set up a program to allow anyone to plant fuel crops in their own yards and then sell them for some profit? Or what about use the inedible part of the corn to make fuel?

    I think the corn most commonly used to make fuel is not the same as the kind used to make food.
     
  3. Right Lane Cruiser

    Right Lane Cruiser Penguin of Notagascar

    This food for fuel stuff is a bad ba idea. :(
     
  4. Harold

    Harold Well-Known Member

    I agree! A very bad idea.:( Hal
     
  5. Corn Ethanol has got to stop. It's really that simple.
     
  6. Blackbelt

    Blackbelt Well-Known Member

    Agree X1,000,000
     

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