John Baden writes in 'The Terror of Ethanol' in TCS Daily:
Another Piltdown Strawman
[...]It takes over 450 pounds of corn, enough calories to feed one person for a year, to produce 25 gallons of ethanol.[...]The promotion of ethanol usage in America's internal combustion engines will continue to widen the chasm between the world's rich and poor. The Clampetts are already rich in Beverly Hills and Granny's still output will only make them richer. Black gold, Texas tea, indeed.
Rolling Stone magazine recently nailed the problem in an article by Jeff Goodell, "Ethanol Scam: Ethanol Hurts the Environment And Is One of America's Biggest Political Boondoggles." Goodell says, "The great danger of confronting peak oil and global warming isn't that we will sit on our collective [behinds] and do nothing while civilization collapses, but that we will plunge after 'solutions' that will make our problems even worse. Like believing we can replace gasoline with ethanol, the much-hyped biofuel that we make from corn."
The resultant increase in the world's poor children will cause Sally Struthers to flood America with her tears in such a way that will resemble the flood in Noah's time. New Orleans levees, indeed. FEMA, prepare thyself.