Friday, March 22, 2013

Another reason why ethanol is bad

Think Ethanol is Evironmentally Friendly? Think Again. by William F. Shughart

Driven in large part by government biofuel mandates on oil refineries, U.S. farmers converted more than 1.3 million acres of grassland into corn and soybean fields between 2006 and 2011, according to a newly published study by scientists at South Dakota State University. In corn-belt states like Iowa and South Dakota, about 5 percent of pastureland is being converted into cropland every year.
This pasture destruction not only will almost surely lead to higher beef and milk prices, but to serious environmental harm.

1 comment:

cladd said...

check out the movie, "Food.Inc"