CORN, CARS & COWS: THE GOOD, THE BAD, & THE TRUTH ABOUT ETHANOL
Promoted as a farm economy miracle and green solution to energy independence and global warming, can ethanol deliver?
by Janet A. Ginsburg
Drive in any direction out of Chicago, where I live, on a hot July day and you will find corn. Towering green battalions of the stuff, 30,000 hybrid stalks-per-acre for as far as the eye can see, line I-65 heading south into Indiana. And west on I-88 into Iowa, and down I-55 to southern Illinois, and north to Wisconsin on I-90, and east on I-80/94 to Michigan. Chicago is surrounded, an urban island in a corn (and soy) sea stretching from Nebraska to Ohio to Minnesota and beyond...
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