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Wednesday, April 02, 2008


Sam Teague

Ever since ethanol FROM CORN was first touted as biofuel, I thought "You have got to be kidding!".

Even a non-scientist could see the overwhelming problems: Corn is a food staple for humans and many farm animals. In some years, not enough corn is produced for food purposes let alone for fuel. And there is insufficient land suitable for the growing of corn to handle even a small portion of the increased requirement for ethanol. Corn is not the most abundant and inexpensive plant available for the production of ethanol. I believed then and I believe now that the strong arm of ADM lobbyists is behind the corn-for-ethanol initiative. Who benefits MOST from this assanine idea? All the predicted scenarios have played out exactly as expected. It is time to TOTALLY abandon the use of CORN for the production of biofuel!

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