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Ethanol causing other problems- What about the rabbits?

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posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 09:49 AM
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Ethanol causing other problems- What about the rabbits?


www.nwanews.com

ROGERS — The corn-hungry ethanol industry has caused plenty of financial pain for U. S. beef, chicken and pork processors, but there’s a furrier casualty in this battle between food and fuel.

Rabbits are becoming a scarce commodity as alfalfa and soybeans — the main ingredients in their feed — lose acreage to highpriced corn across the nation. This nationwide shift toward growing corn has tightened supplies of other commodities, which tends to drive their prices up, as well.
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posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 09:49 AM
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Another example of the repurcussions to some of our activities and the drive to make a buck. How many other effects will there be? When it is all said and done, I expect that ethanol will cost more than gasoline has ever cost.

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posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 10:30 AM
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coyotes were and are a rabbits worst nightmare long before ethanol.

we had the pleasure of seeing our local rabbit population drop to near zero after coyotes moved into the area.



posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 12:07 PM
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im sure there are more consequences we havent heard about yet as well..

like this. www.iht.com...



posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 12:32 PM
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They need to change what they are making Ethanol from, I'm sure this will happen.

They need to change the system in place now to make the Ethanol from grass, switchgrass is what I've heard of the most.

Switchgrass Yields Five Times More Energy Than is Used to Grow it



A new study by the University of Nebraska's Kenneth Vogel has shown that switchgrass, a prairie grass found alongside the borders of many fields, yields 540% more energy than is used to grow it.

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That impressive 540% figure compares quite favorably to the 93% return on soybean biodiesel and (measly) 25% return on corn ethanol. Emissions produced from using switchgrass bioethanol would be roughly 94% lower than those from gasoline - making it almost carbon neutral.



It's more energy efficient and requires almost no fertilizer to grow.

Here's a thread on ATS about it.
ATS - Switchgrass Yields Five Times More Energy Than is Used to Grow it

[edit on 27/1/08 by Keyhole]



posted on Jan, 27 2008 @ 04:28 PM
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Cant help but be reminded of some Tool lyrics when I read this:



"Hear me now, I have seen the light! They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers!" Can I get an amen? Can I get a hallelujah? Thank you Jesus.-





(This is necessary, 2x) Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on........ (This is necessary, 2x) Life feeds on life feeds on life feeds on life.



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