Tuesday, December 18, 2007

THE PRICE OF CORN ETHANOL

In the US:

THE PRICE OF GROWING FUEL
NY Times, December 18, 2007

Shopping at a Whole Foods Market in suburban Chicago, Meredith Estes said food prices have jumped so much she has resorted to coupons. Charles T. Rodgers Jr., an Arkansas cattle rancher, said normal feed rations are so expensive and scarce he is scrambling for alternatives. In Oregon, Jack Joyce, the owner of Rogue Ales, said the cost of barley malt has soared 88 percent this year. Read full article.


And In Brazil:

U.S. CORN SUBSIDIES DRIVE AMAZON DESTRUCTION
mongabay.com, December 13, 2007


U.S. corn subsidies for ethanol production are contributing to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, reports a tropical forest scientist writing in this week's issue of the journal Science. Read full article.




IT'S ALL CONNECTED

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