Is corn ethanol a good energy source?

Northern Mariana Islands
June 2, 2008 4:54am CST
I personally don't think it's a good energy source. Many people eat corn in every meal, and live by corn. They wouldn't survive without corn. And if the corn prices get's high, they wouldn't afford it. There are also less food that people today, and there are being born millions every year. What's your opinion on this?
3 responses
@smacksman (6074)
2 Jun 08
I think we need to learn some facts. Most of the 'starving nations' could feed themselves if they had better governments. Zimbabwe is a classic example. As Rhodesia, they used to grow enough to feed every one and export massive quantities. Drought? Yes there were bad rainy seasons but they built dams to store water from good seasons. Now after 38 years of independence with a corrupt and incompetent government they are starving. I read the other day that India has more millionairs than Britain. They also have millions living in poverty. So growing corn for bio-fuels is going to make no difference at all for the 'starving millions' - they will continue to starve until their governments learn how to run an economically viable country. Sadly, some will never learn.
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• Northern Mariana Islands
2 Jun 08
I guess your right, but if the corn price raise, they can't buy the food, and since their governments won't help, it will affect them.
@Dubl10 (14)
• United States
2 Jun 08
hemp is better than corn. If we grow anything for fuel, it should be hemp. Except our stupid government has it illegal.
• Northern Mariana Islands
2 Jun 08
Why is it illegal?
@irdsm1 (288)
• United States
2 Jun 08
Corn ethanol is an incredibly inefficient ethanol source. Corn is low in what ethanol is made of: Sugars. It is one of the worst choices for an ethanol source. Sugar beats are the way to go. Easy to grow, highly efficient and produce twice the amount of fuel per acre. Dan
• Northern Mariana Islands
2 Jun 08
I agree.