Something is wrong. I mean, superduper wrong in a bad way.
You can’t pick up a paper, read a news blog, or watch the news on tv without hearing about rising food prices and world famine.
Why is the United States so bent on corn ethanol production? Why are we burning our food?
Somewhere along the way a politician had a great idea (ethanol production) to relieve our dependence on fossil fuels. Unfortunately for the world, someone had a bad idea to use corn. Cmon! The world could use this corn for the most basic survival. Eating. Think about it. If we could dedicate as much energy into feeding needy nations as we do in figuring out how to turn corn into fuel, it would have a profound effect on the world.
There are better ways to produce ethanol. I can think of two off the top of my head. Switchgrass and Poplar. The last time I checked, producing ethanol from either of these sources will not cause food prices to escalate.
The United States could be a real leader in green energy production and research. Maybe Exxon could step up to the plate and help. Or we can continue to pose as morons and burn our food.