The price of turkey is high again in 2014, and some are trying to blame ethanol. Don’t buy their corn-fed BS. Climate change, not ethanol, is to blame!
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Corn as a fuel at first seemed like a great idea, but this use has affected corn for food and affected land use.
In a new report, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says the events of recent months clearly indicate that production of corn ethanol is not a major driving factor behind the continued high food prices at the supermarket. [social_buttons] In the report, “Will the Plunge in Grain Prices Mean Lower Food Prices at the Supermarket?,” the […]
In what he describes as misplaced behavior, Nikola Davidson, program director for the Northwest Biofuels Association, has raised a good point in a Seattle Weekly article — why is it that biofuels are becoming the ire of green activists while petroleum appears to be getting a free pass? [social_buttons] The issue stems from activist and […]
The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) is a non-profit organization created to promote cradle-to-grave biodiesel practices for verifying that all points in the production and distribution chain are sustainable. And now they want your input on what those sustainable practices and standards should be — they’ve released the first draft of their “Principles and Baseline Practices […]
The current rate at which biofuels are falling out of favor is largely founded on biased ideologies, which have been shaped by widespread political and corporate agenda-pushing from all sides of the fence. But first, a digression. Part 1: When an egg was just an egg I remember a time when an egg was just […]
On Monday, USDA officials met with reporters to discuss just how closely biofuels (specifically corn-based ethanol) are linked to the increasing price of food. Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer, who has vehemently defended biofuels before, had this to say: One theory that has been widely discussed in recent weeks is that the nation’s growing demand for […]
Despite intense debate surrounding the growing global food crises, the European Union today defended expanding the use of biofuels in all 27 member countries. Part of the EU’s climate change package, the current proposal sets a target of meeting 10% of transportation fuel with biofuels by 2020. As I reported last week, Europe’s EPA advised […]
Adding to the ongoing discussion about biofuels affecting worldwide food prices (see Biodiesel Is Raising Food Prices), NPR’s Morning Addition briefly interviewed World Bank President Robert Zoellick last Friday. Zoellick called it a “perfect storm of things coming together…” and listed 7 different issues contributing to the increasing cost of food, which led to rioting […]