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7.31.2007

Cars being powered by pulled pork 

Actually, if the federal government ever mandated that pulled pork be used to power cars, I would be the first person to march to the Capitol wielding a torch and a sharp object of some sort.

Of course, instead of pork, the government thinks using corn-based ethanol is a major step towards curing our oil-dependency blues. Except it really isn't. Doesn't it somehow follow from elementary physics that converting food (instead of, say, waste biomass) into fuel is super-super-wasteful and dumb, especially considering that a significant percentage of this planet doesn't have enough food to eat?

Comments:

I agree that it is super wasteful. It also acts as another mechanism to boost farm prices, thus can gather the support of multiple political groups, even if it is a huge fiasco.
 


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