I think it is absolutely ridiculous that we are even considering putting food sources into our gas tanks. There are starving people in the world. We should be growing crops to help feed people. Biofuels just don’t make sense.
There are current food shortages in the world. The prices of food staples have been rising. This could be related to the pressure to come up with alternative fuel sources. It is more profitable to grow crops to be used for fuel than it used to sell those same crops for food. We need to do something about this.
Instead of subsidies being offered to those willing to grow food products to be used for fuel, we should be offering them incentives to grow food for human consumption.
I think the current fear mongering is creating new problems. It seems like everyday the media is trying to scare us about something. People are trying desperately to change things just for the sake of change. And while I agree that we need to do some to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels, it is obviously clear that biofuels are not the answer. They are creating more problems than they are solving. People need to wake up to this fact and come up with something else.
If we are going to use food products for fuel, it should only be waste. Remember Doc Brown’s modification to the Delorean in Back to the future? That’s what we need. Oh yeah, and I’m still waiting for hoverboards too.