Another Nail in Corn Ethanol's Coffin
Turns out, it can be much much worse for the environment than the so-called "greens" in favor would have you believe. Why? Because as food prices go up with the drop in supply, rain forests and other natural carbon-capture lands are slashed and converted to low-quality farmland.
Hey, I didn't say it. Science did.
Let's not forget that it takes thousands of gallons of water -- which we ain't got limitless supplies of, especially in the Midwest -- to create a gallon of crummy corn ethanol. And the fertilizer runoff from increased mono-culture farming is killing the Gulf of Mexico.
In short, corn ethanol is really looking like an environmental disaster. Trouble is, it's not a pinpoint oil spill, easily comprehensible by the "man-bites-dog" news media, and so, is unlikely to be reported as such a problem.