Photo courtesy of floridapfe at Flickr.com. An increasing number of scientists and activists are raising concerns about the impact of biofuel production. The ethanol boom has its roots in a corn surplus that depressed prices - now, shortages of corn are causing food prices to … [Read more...] about Biofuels and the Law of Unintended Consquences
Photo courtesy of musicpb at Flickr.com. Recently, many commodity prices have gone through the roof. You don't have to look any further than the gas station to see the effects of $110 for a barrel of oil. A visit to the grocery store will quickly reveal that prices are also … [Read more...] about Food costs are rising – and soon, so will the price of electricity.
The Wall Street Journal writes today on the front page about how enthusiasm for corn based ethanol is cooling in the United States. The fortunes of many U.S. farmers, farm towns and ethanol companies are tied to corn-based ethanol, of which America is the largest producer. … [Read more...] about Ethanol is great! (If you’re a corn farmer.)