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Food vs. Fuel -- It's Started

Demand for ethanol has finally caught up with the corn subsidies and government price controls. It will hit poorer nations first, then everyone.

All the more reason non-food ethanol feedstocks such as cellulose from crop-waste must take center stage. The new moral dilemma for drivers: Your flex-fuel SUV may be taking food out of the mouths of babes.

Yikes.


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Topher / January 29th, 2007, 12:43 pm / #1

This can get ugly quickly.

doris tracey / February 1st, 2007, 7:08 pm / #2

USA TODAY/ YESTERDAY…

What’s heating the Earth?
Fossil fuels are to blame,
World scientist conclude

A major international analysis of climate change due friday will conclude that hunman-kind’s reliance on fossil fuels- coal,fuel oil and natural gas-is to blame for global warming, according to three scientist familiar with the research on which it is based.

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