Monday, June 24, 2013

Greedy Africans are Eating Our Gas

Found at Watt's Up With That, who also noted:
The United States is using 40 million acres of cropland (Iowa plus New Jersey) and 45% of its corn crop to produce 14 billion gallons of ethanol annually. This amount of corn could feed some 570 million people, out of the 1.2 billion who still struggle to survive on $1.25 per day.

This corn-centric agriculture is displacing wheat and other crops, dramatically increasing grain and food prices, and keeping land under cultivation that would otherwise be returned to wildlife habitat. It requires millions of pounds of insecticides, billions of pounds of fertilizer, vast amounts of petroleum-based energy, and billions of gallons of water – to produce a fuel that gets one-third less mileage per gallon than gasoline and achieves no overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Gasohol sucks.  It's a bipartisan outrage.  Oh, and on aid to Africa?

Smart and good looking.  Too bad she was born in Zambia; she would make a better president than the one we have.

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