Archive for the ‘Corn Ethanol’ Category

ETHANOL SCAM UPDATE

April 10, 2010

thanks to Tom Hughes for his many inputs to this site including this Editorial from the Washington Times titled stop “Big Corn”

Please also see a related article on our reference page.

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THE ULTIMATE HYPOCRISY

March 6, 2010

If you had to name one person who is most responsible for corn and ethanol subsidies which fuel our obesity and E.coli epidemics it would be Senator Harkin of Iowa as former chairman of the Senate Agricultural Committee. To hear the Senator, who now chairs the Senate Health and Education Committee, conduct a hearing on childhood obesity on March 5th has to be the ultimate hypocrisy. A quote from the Wall Street Journal our reference #17. “ Call the 19% of kids who are obese the children of corn”.

#17http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203609204574316022329001200.html

But the damage caused by corn and corn production doesn’t end with processed food the focus of the above opinion.

Denuding vast areas of the US surface area to plant corn is the cause of the Nations topsoil loss disaster. See our reference # 52.

#52 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/05/opinion/05berry.html

Feeding cattle, ruminant animals designed to eat grass; corn causes their meat to be 7 times higher in saturated fat than the meat of 40 years ago when cattle were raised on pasture. See our references #8 and #2.

Ethanol fuel additive is destroying our gasoline engines with little energy advantage. But also a byproduct, distiller’s grain, used in cattle feed has doubled the incidence of E.coli particularly in hamburger since ethanol subsidies began. See our references #3, #71, and #23.

#71 http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/may2009/bw20090514_058678.htm

#23  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/health/04meat.html?_r=1

Corn production is the principle cause of the decline in water quality in the Gulf of Mexico and on the Delmarva Peninsula. See our references #31 and #33

#31 http://www.pbs.org/nbr/site/research/learnmore/misippi_part-3/

lIf readers study these references with objectivity they will reach the same opinion as the Wall Street Journal but on a much broader scale. Government agricultural policy continues to have a major impact on the destruction of our health and our two most important natural resources. Please ask your representatives including Senator Harkin to explain their many votes for flawed government agricultural policy.

“America’s Failed Food Production System”

February 2, 2010

With 12 Recommendations for Change

View the PDF > America’s Failed Food Production System

Prepared by Donald R. Kerstetter for Trappe Landing Farm & Native Sanctuary – rev #1 October 30th 2009

Including a comment by Dr. Russell Brinsfield, principal, the Wye Agro-Ecology Center