Saturday, April 26, 2008

Food Crisis Starts Eclipsing Climate Change Worries

I told you using food to fuel machines was a profoundly bad idea...

From the NY Sun:
The campaign against climate change could be set back by the global food crisis, as foreign populations turn against measures to use foodstuffs as substitutes for fossil fuels.

The campaign against climate change could be set back by the global food crisis, as foreign populations turn against measures to use foodstuffs as substitutes for fossil fuels.

One factor being blamed for the price hikes is the use of government subsidies to promote the use of corn for ethanol production. An estimated 30% of America’s corn crop now goes to fuel, not food.
Yeah, and some people thought I was just being an anti-enviromental fear monger; no joke.
“It takes around 400 pounds of corn to make 25 gallons of ethanol,” Mr. Senauer, also an applied economics professor at Minnesota, said. “It’s not going to be a very good diet but that’s roughly enough to keep an adult person alive for a year.”
Allot of corn for a tank full of gas huh?

Just when you thought this would not have a dumbass moment...
Mr. Senauer said climate change advocates, such as Vice President Gore, need to distance themselves from ethanol to avoid tarnishing the effort against global warming. “Crop-based biofuels are not part of the solution. They, in fact, add to the problem. Whether Al Gore has caught up with that, somebody ought to ask him,” the professor said. “There are lots of solutions, real solutions to climate change. We need to get to those.”
You knew this was a bad idea in advance, but you buy into man-made disaterous global climate change? Notice they no longer call it "Global Warming", why is that? Simple, it has not warmed since 1998 and the U.S. had a horrible winter. Not to mention the Earth is about to go through a global cooling cycle. That is right CYCLE, the earth's climate goes through cycles. they have to keep the Global power grab going before you realize they were absolutely wrong and it was all made up fear to centralize more power in their march towards global socialism. Have you drank the kool-aid? Well, Matthew Hartwig of the Renewable Fuels Association said.
oil companies and food manufacturers are behind the attempt to undercut ethanol. “There is a concerted misinformation campaign being put out there by those people who are threatened by ethanol’s growing prominence in the marketplace,” he said.
Yup, there is a non-biased opinion if I have ever heard one...

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