Corn is so ubiquitous in our food system that an estimated 70 percent of the atoms in the body of the average American originally came from it.
What’s wrong with ethanol? Our embrace of ethanol may not be a good thing for the environment after all
Dear EarthTalk: I thought that putting ethanol in our gas tanks was going help fight climate change, but lately I’ve heard reports to the contrary. Can you enlighten? — Bill B., Hershey, PA Ethanol and similar “biofuels” made from corn and other crops seem like a good idea given their potential for reducing our carbon outputs […]
Biofuels—made from crops and used to replace conventional fuel—are not necessarily more environmentally friendly than oil…
Suburbs and cities across the nation are forming “transition towns,” relocalizing with food co-ops, ethanol stills and building workshops.
Are hydrogen, ethanol or electricity on track to replace fossil fuels? Major challenges remain.