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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 04:19 PM
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5. the welfare for farmers lobby will not like this report nt
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  -Researchers find corn ethanol, switchgrass could worsen global warming RedEarth  Mar-12-08 04:03 PM   #0 
  - I'm not sure I understand the problem  TechBear_Seattle   Mar-12-08 04:07 PM   #1 
  - What the OP does not make clear is that it takes more energy to plan fertilize grow and harvest  Vincardog   Mar-12-08 04:19 PM   #4 
  - Ah, got it. n/t  TechBear_Seattle   Mar-12-08 04:29 PM   #6 
  - Not quite.  Viking12   Mar-12-08 04:31 PM   #7 
  - What if existing crop land is used?  Radical Activist   Mar-12-08 04:07 PM   #2 
  - Then you're left with less land for food production  NickB79   Mar-12-08 05:50 PM   #9 
  - there is an assumption that the land and climate  madrchsod   Mar-12-08 04:14 PM   #3 
  - because most of that food gets wasted on livestock. nt  unpossibles   Mar-12-08 05:07 PM   #8 
  - the welfare for farmers lobby will not like this report nt  msongs   Mar-12-08 04:19 PM   #5 
  - Of course it would. That's why it's being sold to us.  tom_paine   Mar-12-08 06:37 PM   #10 
  - Tut, tut ... don't you understand?  Nihil   Mar-13-08 08:50 AM   #16 
  - Searchinger study examined a corn production case that is not relevant to U.S. corn ethanol  Fledermaus   Mar-12-08 08:34 PM   #11 
  - new acres of U.S. corn cultivation in 2008, 60 percent came from soybeans  Fledermaus   Mar-12-08 08:39 PM   #12 
     - This study didn't focus exclusively on the US  NickB79   Mar-12-08 08:59 PM   #13 
        - The researchers base their scenarios on an assumption virtually all observers believe is unlikely,  Fledermaus   Mar-12-08 10:23 PM   #14 
           - What's special about the US?  losthills   Mar-12-08 10:58 PM   #15 
  - ugh - this applies to any crop grown on land converted to agriculture: butter beans or biofuels  jpak   Mar-13-08 09:07 AM   #17 

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