Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Big Bad Corn - graphic by Sarah Wenger

Big Bad Corn
Subsidized corn grown for fossil fuel alternative has turned out to be inefficient source of fuel. Not only that, ethanol from corn actually increases the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere at a higher rate than gasoline. Yet, the U.S. pays $10 to $30 billion dollars each years in farm subsidies to raise even more of it, with no clear benefit to consumers.

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