I knew it was bad – but not this bad:

“And a corn price spike can put upward pressure on the price of ethanol, which consumes more than a third of the U.S. harvest.”

I’ve never filled my car with more than 10% ethanol – and usually less than that.  But already more than 1/3 of the US corn harvest is being directed to ethanol production.  I’m guessing the algae and switch grass ethanol solutions don’t provide the bulk of US needs – but I think this is reason to re-think our corn-based ethanol subsidies.  Where would it end?  How could this possibly be a means to ending our dependence on fossil fuels?


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