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How Corn-Based Ethanol Can Lead To Starvation and Environmental Disaster

by Eliana Monteforte, COHA
June 19, 2007

As the Bush administration continues to push its alternative fuels agenda, it has become increasingly evident that corn-based ethanol could be as much the global villain as a boon to society. Instead of improving the environment and moderating oil prices, corn-based ethanol could result in mass deforestation, strained land and water resources, increased food prices, augmented poverty and swarms of farmers uprooted from their land. While the negative effects of corn-based biofuels are obvious, Washington continues to emphasize their importance, while increasing the size and number of subventions to the ethanol industry. This is being done despite the adverse ramifications that its cultivation is having on the sites where it already is being produced, with the sit


Added: Jun-27-2007 
By: Local Maximum
Tags: E85, ethanol, cornahol, corn, hole
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