Re: [CF] How much does it cost to drive?
- There are no food shortages resulting from grains for ethonol, just a new
"fadish" sort of solar power for bio-mass ethonol. Indeed, this new method is
dubious from most common points of view, yet, reightously so. That is- a new
thing such as solar biomass need be literally "sold" to the public and only by
the same face to face method where micro ovens were sold. Good old fashion
salesmanship. Face to face also has worked and shoud continue working for
selling solar improvements and yes, BICYCLES and CARSLESSNESS.(I was forced to
take extra drugs by my actions against the fast cars by certain doctors. I have
forgiven them. Yet I cannot work nor ride a bicycle for all the drugs in me
partly from that misunderstanding. I drive a slow (44mph or less) stickered
vehicle and kindly speak a greeting; "slow stickered car, part time (for more
appreciative acts)" to all I meet. I speak also in liue of the latter, have said
others should say so, as well as THE BOX, Future Consciousness 'sin" Detection
unit, and Praise The (capital "T") Highest Power for many years.
From: Bart Hawkins Kreps <bart.hawkinskreps@...>
Sent: Fri, February 18, 2011 10:58:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CF] How much does it cost to drive?
On Feb 18, 2011, at 12:42 PM, AnnaLisa wrote:
> As I listen to reports of impending food shortages, I wonder just how much
> of our grains are used to make the ethanol that is supposed to reduce our
> dependence on foreign oil. Does anyone know a good place to find statistics
> on this subject?
I don't have an answer, but this might be a useful lead. From an article on
Slate this morning:
"Princeton scholar Tim Searchinger says that biofuels now eat up 6.5 percent of
the world's grain supply and 8 percent of its vegetable oil."
Those are big numbers. If suddenly the ethanol mills shut down and the grain
supply jumped up by 6.5 percent, there would be a huge impact on basic food
Slate's article is at
The article points out that in an American supermarket full of highly processed,
gaudily packaged food derivatives, food price inflation is barely noticeable.
But the situation is much different for people who buy basic, minimally
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