One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars - not people, new figures show

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    Bringing you breaking news stories you may not see elsewhere as always. This one is surely interesting.

    One quarter of US grain crops fed to cars - not people, new figures show | Environment | guardian.co.uk

    1 Billion people hungry worldwide, 75% increase in food prices due to biofuels and 25% of US Grain crops going to cars.

    What the fuck.

    Seriously? Has it come to this point? As I spoke about back during the 2008 election, the whole idea of Ethanol becoming a major contributor to alternative energy would result in more hunger, higher food prices. And it looks like I was dead on.

    What are your thoughts USMB?
     
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    When you recognize that the environmentalist whacko intelligentsia are closet eugenicists, it makes more sense.
     
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    Spot tillin and start drillin.
     
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    Do you seriously think that the hungry of the world would get that corn if we did not use it for fuel?

    It has reduced our oil imports by how much?

    It has helped the rural economies of America by how much?

    If we quit ethanol right now it would deepen our recession by how much?
     
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    It's going somewhere. And least not into cars.
     
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    Seriously, who keeps these sorts of things a secret from the left, that you guys are always announcing them as though they're big shockers? And when you all finally get on the same page as the rest of us, you want to find some way to blame the right for it.

    It is not a news flash to those who've been keeping up that we've been pouring food that could be used to feed poor people into gas tanks to appease the enviro-wackos. And while I realize that you and your source would just LOVE to pin the blame on former President Bush, the truth is that it's not the right that's been pushing for insane environmental policies. You're welcome to blame politicians right of center for being unwilling to fight the trend and going along instead, but don't try to pretend that enviro-lunacy is an issue that belongs to us.
     
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    It would not get planted unless the price was there to cover the input costs and provide some profit.
    And the price is there because of ethanol.

    Or do you think farmers would raise corn at a loss to feed the world?
    Who would pay for the corn to feed the hungry? Who would pay the shipping costs?
     
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    Actually Dogbert if you knew the players in this scam you would know that the majority of them that have been pushing this agenda are Dems and only a few Republicans in the mix but mostly Dems and the bankers are the ones taking the gains and of course the little guy took it in the shorts and the taxpayer paid for it at least twice with two different subsidies. Taxpayer dollars pay for biofuels subsidies and the original farm subsidies.

    I link some of the information on biofuels here on USMB. If you are going to look at this look into the entirety of it not just the surface.
     
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    Again, this is not about partisan politics. The facts in the article are that. Can we go one thread people without making this partisan hackery?
     
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    Except there are some countries who want to buy grain and cannot due to shortages.
     

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