posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 05:37 PM
reply to post by BostonBill99
Ethanol failed because it was not sustainable and relied on corn subsidies given to farmer in the US. Ethanol is still viable in nations like Brazil
because of sugar cane production and other byproducts even so it helps the increase in food prices.
In the US there is also the issue of feeding corn to livestock, that is not healthy to the animals and to the final consumer. Btw did you know that
cows are given orange peals also ? The most sickening thing I have seen is a cow with a hole in the side to access its stomaches, I'm no vegan but I
wouldn't touch meat if I liven in the US between feeding GMO foods to the animals the dose of antibiotics and hormones and this sickening methods for
fattening the animals, I would be hard pressed to find proper food.
In Brazil the meat production has other problems, social (land ownership battles) and deforestation, but the quality does not compare, ultimately US
levels consumption of meat and animal products is not sustainable in the long run, and also not very healthy, moderation and diversity is and always
will be saner and better for the environment...
If you haven't look up the documentary Food Inc. and revisit the great movie Soylent Green and look to the reality around you... Especially the
condition of the Oceans and the ecosystems...