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Why Ethanol from Corn Is a Fraud 8

Today’s Radio Times:

Two recently published scientific studies have raised new concerns about the environmental benefit of biofuels like enthanol. One such study, published in Science Magazine by TIM SEARCHINGER, shows that using land to grow crops like corn and soybean results in increased carbon emissions, one of the leading causes of global warming. We talk with Searchinger and KATE HORNER of Friends of the Earth.

Go to the website and search the archives for April 24, 2008, or listen here (Real Audio).



  1. Opie

    April 24, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    I am currently in the middle of the book discussed in the second hour of the show you linked to.

  2. Ray

    April 25, 2008 at 10:40 am

        food riots in 36 different countries in the past month is another reason to hate demon ethanol!

  3. Ray

    April 25, 2008 at 11:24 am

    By the way, forgot to mention the governor of Texas wants to ban ethanol in his state to combat high food prices. Somebody in Texas with a brain,what you know!!!

  4. Opie

    April 25, 2008 at 11:34 am

    I know of another country where they fought high food prices by banning high food prices. Why didn’t he just do that?

  5. Ray

    April 25, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    That would be a violation of free hand free market economics. Some would call it pure socialism. May we address you as comrade Opie.

  6. Opie

    April 25, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    And telling people they can’t buy ethanol is not a violation of free market economics?

  7. Ray

    April 25, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Making dope illegal is not a violation of free market economics because it causes harm. Same as using the world`s food supply to run our SUV`s causes harm.

  8. Opie

    April 26, 2008 at 5:19 am

    Of course it’s a violation of free market economics. We make arbitrary restrictions on the free market all the time, and occasionally even for good reasons.  Let’s not kid ourselves and say that banning dope or ethanol isn’t a violation of the free market; let’s just be more honest with ourselves and make a case for why it’s in our overriding interest to make such specific exceptions.

    For that matter, there are some people who make a case that letting drugs back into the free market economy would actually be an advantage. I am not so sure myself, but I can tell you that many of the people who have made that case did at least think it through and know why they believe as they do.