Re: Ethanol and the law of unintended consequences
[quote author=kspec link=topic=68911.msg1192978#msg1192978 date=1170883460]
they could find substitutes however.
The world needs to continue to evolve and get away from harmful substance use such as gasoline.
Some may suffer unfortunately, but the world as a whole needs to get better.
If a small group of people such as poor mexicans are suffering, we could provide aid as well if need be, for a time period, but not permanately.
Ethanol is no less harmful than gasoline though - and in fact, takes more energy to produce than it creates, when produced from corn (sugar ethanol, which is not made in significant quantities in the US, is different).
Basically, Ethanol in the US is widely regarded as a boondoggle for the midwest.