Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Filling Cars, Not Stomachs

The blogger at Shrinkwrapped reminds us of the predictably pernicious effects of the decision to turn the nation's, and the world's, food supply into an energy source:

The inflation in food prices is painful for many Americans, merely annoying to many others; unfortunately it is life threatening for too many in the developing world. Real people will starve so that we can shower money on agribusiness in the name of fighting a problem that may well be non-existent in order for well to do Americans to feel noble that they are helping to save the world.

The push for developing ethanol as a fuel source may be regarded one day as the most foolish, and the most deadly, decision made by western civilization in this generation.

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