February 4, 2013 - Environmental Working Group
By driving up the price of food and gas and causing costly engine damage, corn ethanol has been bad news for consumers....
And by driving up the price of food, corn ethanol is also costing all of us money – by increasing the cost of federal programs like food stamps and school lunches.
But corn ethanol has not just been a disaster for consumers, most farmers, and taxpayers; it’s also been a disaster for the environment ...
That’s according to the Swiss Federal Laboratories, which concluded that biofuels “often shift environmental burdens toward land-use related impacts.”
2012 FARM SUBSIDY DATABASE http://farm.ewg.org/ Environmental Working Group
This data base tracks $240 BILLION in US Farm subsidies from commodity, crop insurance and disaster programs and $37 BILLION in conservation payments paid between 1995 and 2011
PLOWED UNDER http://www.ewg.org/research/plowed-under Environmental Working Group HOW CROP SUBSIDIES CONTRIBUTE TO MASSIVE HABITAT LOSSES
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