Why eat the Corn when you can Drive it?

October 13, 2011

It's official, America is now using more corn to fuel their cars than their bodies. Ethanol is the main recipient of the massive amounts of subsidized corn grown in this country each year.

"Over the past year, U.S. farmers used 5 billion bushels of corn for animal feed and residual demand. During the time timeframe, the nation used more than 5.05 billion bushels of corn to fill its gas tanks. And, while some of the corn used to produce these biofuels will be returned to the food supply (as animal feed and corn oil), a large proportion of this corn will be solely dedicated to our gas tanks".

Ethanol is not a very sustainable fuel source, especially considering its total energy output and how many resources are needed to grow the corn.

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