Corn Ethanol is bad enough... corn is used to produce an avalanche of products... all of which will rise in cost as corn prices escalate.
Fuel alcohol (ethanol) Penicillin production Instant food and beverage mixes Recycled paper Intravenous solutions Soft drinks Bedding Film wrap for tapes and CDs Carpeting Foam packaging Clothing Fresh food packaging Cord and rope Mattresses Cups Serving utensils Adhesives, Cardboard, Construction Materials, Detergents, Paper, Textiles, Plasterboard Adhesives, Animal Feed, Bookbinding, Laminated Building Products, Enzymes, Leather Tanning, Lubricating Agents, Metal Plating Antibiotics, Enzymes, Coatings, Insecticides, Organic Solvents, Plasticizers, Shampoo Antibiotics, Aspirin, Baked Goods, Candies, Condiments, Mixes & Instant Preparations, Processed Meats, Puddings Baby Food, Bologna and Hot Dogs, Chewing Gum, Cookies & Crackers, Dessert Mixes, Fruit Drinks, Canned Foods, Cereals, Medicinal Syrups, Pickles, Salad Dressings, Seasoning Mixes Brownies & Baked Goods, Canned Fruits, Cheese Spreads, Cured Meats (such as bacon), Dessert Mixes, Intravenous Solutions, Jams & Jellies, Soda Fountain Preparations, Marshmallows, Soups Carbonated Beverages, Fruit Fillings, Cereals, Frosting, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Pancakes, Pastries, Relishes & Sauces, Syrups & Dessert Toppings Ethanol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Essential Amino Acids, Sugar Alcohols
Even worse... as farmers switch to corn crops because of growing profits & government subsidies, other crops they were growing become less available & therefore more expensive.
Think Illegal immigration is a problem for the US today? Just wait till we make Mexico's staple food item too expensive for millions of Mexicans to afford.
I personally welcome our new impoverished Mexican Overlords, despite the fact that these new visitors will drain billions out of America's tax-base in education & health-care alone. And all of this is subsidized by your tax dollars America.
You are literally paying companies to harvest the flesh from poor folks, to fuel your Hummer obsession. It's obviously immoral & wicked... but worse... it's very stupid.
Since Ethanol & other Bio-Fuels are an EROEI joke compared to conventional oil, the only beneficial impact of all this bio-misery will be to boost some rich guy's stock portfolio a quarter of a percent. The kicker is... there isn't a damn thing we can do about this evolving tragedy.
A politician or business executive's shelf-life could be measured with an egg timer after proposing any actual solutions to rising energy costs, because those solutions will necessarily involve making do with less. How much wood can a woodchuck chuck?
The answer is obvious... All of it.
Warlarity ensues. The Dude abides.