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Well, it not only is stupid to burn our food for fuel, now it turns out that the greed for 'alternative sustainable fuel sources' is destroying much more than it is supposed to be saving.
Not surprising, though.

Re: Biofuels

I don't think that Texas University link actually explains the connection between the Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' and biofuels all that well.

This link probably explains the connection better:


I thought of another unintended consequence of encouraging biofuel production the other day when I heard about the current heatwave in the USA. What kills people in a heatwave is a high humidity level, and anybody living near corn crops will experience humidity levels being raised even more due to transpiration from the crops. This issue is mentioned towards the end of this news article: