Using Food For Fuel Could Save Money. For Some.


This headline really caught our eye- "using food for fuel". We love corn, especially with a bit of butter and salt, but now people are just throwing it into furnaces to heat their houses because it is cheaper to burn it than just about any other fuel. We have touted corn-powered stoves before as being TreeHugger correct, but are they? 47 billion dollars has been spent to subsidize corn production since 1995, and corn prices are spiking everywhere because of its increasing use in making ethanol, affecting the cost of everything we eat. Michael Pollan points out that we are all made of corn, that the American diet is almost entirely corn based. Should we be heating with food? ::WPXI

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