Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    1:54 AM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: The Environmental Costs of Corn-Based Ethanol Back to Topics
NedW
Champion Author
Indianapolis

Posts:8,118
Points:1,729,345
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 5:21:11 AM

The ethanol boom has come at a far higher price than the US government is willing to admit. Millions of acres of conservation land has been destroyed—converted into corn fields.
Visit Mercola.com for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Daxxxxx
Rookie Author Twin Cities

Posts:3
Points:2,010
Joined:Jan 2014
Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 1:52:21 AM

Ok
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,340
Points:2,444,365
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 2, 2013 5:52:54 AM

time to kill the EtOH in fuel mandate.
JjKingOfGas
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:23,807
Points:3,739,185
Joined:Nov 2003
Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:23:45 PM

 
JjKingOfGas
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:23,807
Points:3,739,185
Joined:Nov 2003
Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:23:34 PM

 
JjKingOfGas
Champion Author Las Vegas

Posts:23,807
Points:3,739,185
Joined:Nov 2003
Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 6:23:07 PM

 
drpepperTX
Champion Author Texas

Posts:14,644
Points:1,562,320
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:20:55 AM

The result of Eco-imperialism is always the same, bad for the environment, bad for people.
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:24,340
Points:2,444,365
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 12:03:38 AM

corn is food for humans and animals, and to make EtOH for drinking, not for car fuel.
gsipper
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:2,769
Points:1,358,160
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:03:31 AM

True, but I feel sorry for all the corn farmers.
bolobill
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:19,373
Points:3,984,925
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 4:35:42 AM

ok
9C1
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:26,300
Points:5,073,420
Joined:Jul 2001
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:15:10 AM

Alcohol is to drink not for fuel
ShadowACE
Champion Author Boston

Posts:12,480
Points:2,965,300
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:29:06 AM

Why haven't all the "green" groups protested the destruction of our environment by the use of ethanol in our fuels? This is such a significant issue that all of the environmentalists should be carrying signs and holding rallies to eliminate ethanol in our fuels. Since virtually none of them appear to be doing this might we think that perhaps they are being paid to ignore the damage ethanol is doing? I wonder if all of those people are really as passionate as they say about our planet, or is there another agenda being followed here?
hamdriver
Champion Author Lansing

Posts:6,615
Points:2,201,105
Joined:Feb 2008
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:26:02 AM

Down with ethanol
mrbee
Champion Author Little Rock

Posts:7,155
Points:3,303,830
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:13:13 AM

Yeah. Get rid of ethanol once and for all.
gaspumpin
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:4,735
Points:1,194,300
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:12:29 AM

And where are the environmental folks on this one?
MichaelJFS
Veteran Author Wisconsin

Posts:342
Points:279,255
Joined:Sep 2013
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:11:39 AM

Repeated info from a previous report.

Lots of exageration

Lots of MISSLEADING info

AND,,, "Dr" Mercola.com is SELLING products on his website

(I don't know how Etanol affects engines, but it is NOT "destroying land")

[Edited by: MichaelJFS at 11/29/2013 12:12:48 AM EST]
naspa
Champion Author Cleveland

Posts:4,805
Points:1,193,325
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:08:18 AM

Just end it.
Burger09
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,411
Points:936,590
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:08:04 AM

Really???
boatfloyd
Champion Author Jacksonville

Posts:5,158
Points:1,202,265
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:07:45 AM

No more Ethanol.
speedraider
Champion Author Orlando

Posts:7,069
Points:2,457,425
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:04:31 AM

waste
Methodist
Champion Author Indiana

Posts:4,299
Points:993,430
Joined:Mar 2008
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:03:33 AM

k
ekidokai
Champion Author Maine

Posts:10,584
Points:1,824,085
Joined:Nov 2006
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:03:03 AM

Ethanol sucks
Mowerman08
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:7,726
Points:1,988,690
Joined:Aug 2008
Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:03:02 AM

Happy Thanksgiving to All!
Bttlecat
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:3,081
Points:681,490
Joined:Jan 2013
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:59:51 PM

is not and never was a good idea
Tiernan
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:6,800
Points:1,630,910
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:58:54 PM

No more!
mstearno
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,694
Points:2,377,135
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:57:18 PM

no food for fuel
Rhino8of8
Champion Author Wisconsin

Posts:3,174
Points:1,079,945
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:56:46 PM

glad to see that ethanol is going away
shelly1676
Champion Author Roanoke

Posts:1,991
Points:923,130
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:55:05 PM

Corn is for eating!
wulf2000
Champion Author Miami

Posts:5,023
Points:1,956,555
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:53:55 PM

The powers that be could care less about the environment and is all about the money.
granitestater
Champion Author New Hampshire

Posts:13,033
Points:2,233,405
Joined:Oct 2008
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:53:05 PM

Green energy will be the death of us...
rawdog1313
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:4,878
Points:2,063,495
Joined:May 2008
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:51:57 PM

Totally against it
bvrbill
Champion Author Eugene

Posts:8,451
Points:1,356,575
Joined:Jul 2011
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:51:41 PM

No more ethanol.
toadNY
Champion Author Albany

Posts:10,494
Points:2,330,025
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:51:15 PM

Ethanol is bad for the environment an for low food price's.
ldiggy
Champion Author Wilmington

Posts:3,899
Points:1,119,585
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:50:51 PM

Ethanol sucks!!!
wang91554
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:6,426
Points:1,986,105
Joined:May 2009
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:49:26 PM

better or worse?
cableman31
Champion Author New York

Posts:11,400
Points:2,644,860
Joined:May 2004
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:46:21 PM

I hope ETHANOL and the EPA die a SLOW DEATH.
midnightsdc
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:4,484
Points:2,150,695
Joined:Jan 2007
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:44:59 PM

I agree...who wants it????
lyons681
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:2,982
Points:873,055
Joined:Oct 2012
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:44:53 PM

Where were the time consuming environmental studies when the government was forcing this idea down our throats?
honkerman
Champion Author San Jose

Posts:65,046
Points:3,213,605
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:43:59 PM

BAN ETHANOL. BAN IT I SAY. BAN ETHANOL!!! wHAT DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT BAN ETHANOL?
cherican
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,125
Points:1,228,540
Joined:May 2003
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:42:53 PM

Corn is food
Brucevanf
Champion Author New Brunswick

Posts:4,399
Points:1,046,845
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:41:52 PM

Poor choices
mdcsgt
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:2,173
Points:734,435
Joined:Feb 2013
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:40:27 PM

CASH crops come and go. Ask a farmer about TOBACCO?? Time for CORN to be used for FOOD source only. 0% Ethanol
BREW9
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:4,262
Points:3,726,335
Joined:Jun 2004
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:39:18 PM

a bad product all around
OrangeBarrels
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:1,483
Points:151,600
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:38:12 PM

There are nearly a billion people in the world that are starving or do no have adequate supply of food. Instead of adding it to our fuel, why not feed the hungry? Ethanol is not good for most engines anyway.
nimpy
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:11,094
Points:2,445,775
Joined:Oct 2007
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:37:04 PM

Corn is for food not for fuel
pgerassi
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:14,297
Points:2,942,770
Joined:Apr 2007
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:35:42 PM

More BS from big oil.
Buddy2264
Champion Author Tampa

Posts:15,140
Points:3,204,695
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:35:35 PM

I am sorry to hear that when there are other crops, sugar cane and sugar beets that can produce ethanol.
smoketown
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:9,405
Points:2,167,975
Joined:Feb 2008
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:34:38 PM

Corn for food.
Gville
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:4,313
Points:1,662,425
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:34:27 PM

The farm lobbies were behind this as much as anyone.

And before you go celebrating Mercola, look at the rest of his site and see what he has to say.
kcboy
Champion Author Utah

Posts:6,297
Points:2,072,005
Joined:Jun 2005
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:32:25 PM

Surprise - not
bston
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:5,161
Points:1,480,825
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:27:34 PM

We prefer & use gasoline, not ethanol.
FlogNut
Champion Author Chicago

Posts:118,655
Points:2,805,125
Joined:Oct 2007
Message Posted: Nov 28, 2013 11:25:40 PM

Ethanol is a good way for politicians to buy the farm vote.
Post a reply Back to Topics