Monday, June 18, 2007

The Mixed Curse of Ethanol

I've blogged before about my suspicions about "going yellow," as the interest in ethanol has peaked.

But maybe it's a mixed curse, maybe ethanol is the solution to our national overconsumption of beef and corn syrup.*

(The link above is to a Consumerist story on the way ethanol is bumping corn prices, and affecting the food market. NPR had a story on this months ago on the effect of the impoverished areas of Mexico, which are heavily reliant on the corn tortilla as a staple.)

*Assuming, of course, there is such overconsumption, which seems at least plausible.