corn-terrorism

Corn Terrorism

January 14, 2013

Corn is America’s most planted, most processed, most subsidized crop. But there’s more to these seemingly innocuous kernels than you think. Source

Biofuels and the Competition for Grain

Biofuels and the Competition for Grain

December 2, 2012

Until algae-based fuels, biodiesel, and cellulosic ethanol reach the stage where they are able to grab a larger share of the overall biofuels market, many argue that there will continue to be upward pressure on food prices caused by the competition for grain. Source

Ecornomics

Ecornomics

October 23, 2012

Isn’t it amazing how those little yellow nuggets of corn seem to make their way through your digestive track unharmed after chowing down at dinner? Corn though is worthy of your amazement for more than just it’s ability to dodge those chompers and ward off that stomach acid. As evidenced in this easy to digest […]

Cornfields Vs. Oilfields

Cornfields Vs. Oilfields

October 11, 2012

Gas prices are at an all-time high and it doesn’t look like they are going to go down any time soon. With so much turmoil in the Middle East, people are wondering when the gas prices will stop going up and up. So are looking to alternative methods for powering their cars and turning corn […]

Energy Subsidies Black, Not Green

Energy Subsidies Black, Not Green

August 22, 2012

The study summarized by this visualization shows that the United States government has provided substantially greater subsidies to fossil fuel development than renewable energy. More than half of the subsidies for renewable energy went toward corn-based ethanol. (Years 2002 through 2008) Source