Matt Bors
Comics, Politics & Ridicule

With Ethanol production being subsidized in a growing number of countries, from the U.S. to South Africa, food prices are beginning to rise.

Not only does it use up our food supply, but it look like producing them may be even more energy efficient than oil.

..taken globally, the production of almost all biofuels resulted, directly or indirectly, intentionally or not, in new lands being cleared, either for food or fuel.

Even if it were green, our fuel consumption is so high we would probably have to turn the moon into a corn planet to have enough to replace oil.

Further reading:
Foreign Affairs – How Biofuels Could Starve the Poor
Common Dreams –Food Crisis Will Take Hold Before Climate Change, Warns Chief Scientist

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