We wrote long ago how ethanol would cause problems in food growing. Well, that truth is beginning to hit the mainstream.
Rising corn prices are already affecting everything from the cost of tortillas in Mexico City to the cost of producing eggs in the United States.1
It was a really bad idea. We can't imagine how anyone would have started down a road that is going to end so quickly. Everything about growing corn for fuel uses carbon fuel. It isn't sustainable. The energy from the corn isn't enough to run the factory farms that produce it. That's just commonsense.
1 Brittany Sauser. "Ethanol Demand Threatens Food Prices." Technology Review. February 13, 2007. http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/18173/. (last accessed: Wednesday, February 14, 2007). Return to text body.