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  •  Producing fuel from foodstuffs is a horrible (8+ / 0-)

    thing to do in a world where people are starving.

    Using the human edible parts of any plant is an abomination to power someone's SUV. Just utterly disgusted to even think about it. Yes, I know we do much worse by digging up the crap from under the ground, but to actually grow fuel like that makes me sick.

    There's tons of starch heavy waste plant materials that can be turned into ethanol, but corn is the one being used because corporations can easily make money off it. They can easily use the existing market structures to make billions, and that's exactly what they are doing.

    Meanwhile, kudzu, cattails and all sorts of weeds could be converted into either ethanol or bio-diesel. But nothing happens, because fat pig corporations can't make their filthy lucre fast enough to make it worth their while.

    "the work goes on, the cause endures .. "

    by shpilk on Fri Mar 05, 2010 at 09:54:15 PM PST

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