- Staggering statistic: 1/4 of US cropland is used
to convert petroleum to alcohol for cars:
"Some short-term fixes are possible. If the US government ended the subsidies for growing maize (corn) for "bio-fuels", it would return about a quarter of US crop land to food production. If people ate a little less meat, if more African land was brought into production, if more food was eaten and less was thrown away, then maybe we could buy ourselves another fifteen or twenty years before demand really outstripped supply."
The travesty is that this only occurs because of subsidies
for alcohol. There is essentially zero actual increase
in the fuel value of the feedstocks for alcohol production.
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J.H. Crawford . Carfree Cities
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