Ahead of the Times

Not the NYTimes or the LATimes, THE times...

The whole world is upset about the rising cost of food. And part of the problem is definitely diverting some food into fuel. As in ethanol. Brazilians turn sugar cane into ethanol. Americans turn corn into it.

[Ok, it's sort of self serving, but...] This blogster has been grumping about this nonsense for nearly two years. So why didn't Congress, the Department of Agriculture and Keith Olberman jump right on this when they had the chance... TWO YEARS AGO?

I try, I try... Lord knows I try.

For your reminiscing pleasure:

"Ethanol, Schmethanol" June '06

"Starvation" April '07

"Food Prices Rocket" June '07

"Another Shot at Ethanol" July '07

"Deadly Brew" January '08

"Will starve for Ethanol"
January '08

When the tortillas went out of reach for Mexicans, we should have known that corn ethanol was a really stupid idea.
This stuff is to EAT!


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