ydnas7 wrote:GPowers wrote:I can not imagine how the starving countries around the world look at americans that burn food to fuel our cars and they can not get food.
Its probably similar to how they look at the Chinese wasting valuable land to grow tea or bamboo.
or how they look at the Finns wasting valuable land to grow timber.
or how they look at the Dutch wasting valuable land to grow flowers
or how they look at Malaysia/Indonesia wating valuable land to grow rubber.
using corn for ethanol is just like any other cash crop. Its a natural idea for many in less devloped countries. American/European's may find it strange, but its quite normal.
That is not the issue.
Issue is that corn prices go up making it difficult for poor people to feed themselves.
Ofcourse, ethanol doesn't "save" any oil since a lot of oil goes into growing and making ethanol. Most ethanol has negative EROEI, which is the crux of the problem.