|Corn ethanol - |
an irrational fantasy.
Corn ethanol doesn't make environmental sense because the energy and ingredients used to make it - seeds, fuel, fertilizer, etc. - generate more climate change gases than the reduction in gases obtained by using less petroleum when ethanol is mixed into fuel. Also, when corn is turned into fuel rather than eaten, land someplace else in the world may be deforested to plant more food crops.
But Colombia may soon import that unenvironmental and
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could feed people.
And, while importing foreign ethanol may be cheaper, it will come as a cost to Colombia's sugar cane industry, which is already complaining that this will hurt their business and cost jobs.
|Infographic: Food or Fuel.com|