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Climate Progress – How long can Americans keep burning one sixth the world’s corn supply in our cars?

From Climate Progress:

How long can Americans keep burning one sixth the world’s corn supply in our cars?

I am not a fan of our corn ethanol policy as I made clear made clear during the last food crisis (see “The Fuel on the Hill” and “Can words describe how bad corn ethanol is?” and “Let them eat biofuels!“).  In a world of blatantly increasing food insecurity — driven by population, dietary trends, rising oil prices, and growing climate instability — America’s  policy of burning one third of our corn crop in our engines (soon to be 37% or more) is becoming increasingly untenable, if not unconscionable.

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