Originally posted by AThousandYoungNo, because the process isn't cheap.
Oh wow, so they're actually making significant amounts of ethanol from corn? I thought they gave up on that.
So this should mean cheaper fuel right?
Originally posted by EladarWe subsidize the creation of that food period. If we're not going to make fuel out of it, it likely won't be grown.
There isn't a problem with fuel supply. The problem is with future fears.
I don't know about other places, but in the US we actually subsidize the process that takes food that could be eaten by people and converts it to fuel to be consumed by machines.
I guess certain people are more concerned about farmers making and buck than actually feeding the hungry.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungI guess they didn't grow corn before they started converting corn to ethanol.
We subsidize the creation of that food period. If we're not going to make fuel out of it, it likely won't be grown.
Originally posted by EladarFarmers in the US have been subsidized forever. Distributing it to the starving masses is the hard part.
I guess they didn't grow corn before they started converting corn to ethanol.
I guess they did subsidize farmers before ethanol.
Biofuels are the result of two different groups coming together for a common cause: Farmers because they want to find ways to raise the price and corn and sell more of it (a real win win for farmers) and enviormentalists who hate the oil industry.
Who cares about the social ramifications?
Originally posted by EladarHey, I'm all for ending farm subsidies.
Putting the corn out on the open market and driving down the price of that corn is not difficult.
From what I've read, economists have estimated that the price of corn has been increased by 33% due to the pressure from ethanol.
Increase the price on corn and you've just increased the price for beef.
Then to think that the government is then spending ...[text shortened]... the actual ethanol is just frustrating. Stop the foolish spending and the foolish programs.
Originally posted by EladarTell this to the oil companies, and the Conservative groups that worship them above God. They have only one agenda on energy. "Drill Baby Drill"!
With the sky rocketing cost of fuel and food, I think that biofuel should be one of the main discussions for the Western world.
[b]Biofuels development in wealthier nations has already proved to have a powerful effect on the prices and the cultivation of crops. Encouraged by nation ...[text shortened]... mean that groups like the World Food Program can buy less food to feed the world’s hungry. [/b]