" There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need but not for man's greed" Gandhi
Sometimes what looks like a truth can become a mess of corporate interest and a pile of ecological shite! i.e. Ethanol seemed like a good idea for a minute or two but it may be more complicated than we need. (price of grain)
Hungry people of the world depend on grain for their most basic needs and the price of this grain is being driven higher by the "biofuel" market. It does seem a little pathetic when supermarkets and service stations are competing for the grain supply and the prices are rising for people who have little else to eat.
And now countries like Indonesia are cutting palm trees down for the palm oil biofuel that is considerably worse for global warming than methane! (read Monbiot) Palm oil is actually 10 times worse for climate change than petroleum. Crazy but true as the deforestation of Indonesia runs rampant for a global warming build up. Its about the money in biofuel market and not the environment.
Can we find a balance between need and greed, or is it the bitter truth that we are going to starve the third world with a biofuel scam that is picking up steam every day.