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Corn Ethanol Scam 01/01/2012 @ 6:23pm I am so happy to see this wasteful subsidy end. Next we need to either (1) get the mandate rolled back or (2) get enough cellulosic ethanol to negate the need for corn ethanol. Corn ethanol is one of the most ruthless scams the ag lobby has ever pulled on the American people. No environmental benefit, no economic benefit, most of the profit associated with the government mandated demand ends up in the pockets of the richest farmers and finally, most importantly, corn ethanol is incredible destructive to the environment -- huge negative impacts from excessive fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide, runoff, etc from corn on corn, CRP coming out of conservation and put into production (unfit to farm) etc. Also, corn ethanol tears up engines (especially marine) and pretty much benefits no one except ultra rich Iowa farmers.

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Corn Ethanol Scam 01/01/2012 @ 6:23pm I am so happy to see this wasteful subsidy end. Next we need to either (1) get the mandate rolled back or (2) get enough cellulosic ethanol to negate the need for corn ethanol. Corn ethanol is one of the most ruthless scams the ag lobby has ever pulled on the American people. No environmental benefit, no economic benefit, most of the profit associated with the government mandated demand ends up in the pockets of the richest farmers and finally, most importantly, corn ethanol is incredible destructive to the environment -- huge negative impacts from excessive fertilizer, pesticide, herbicide, runoff, etc from corn on corn, CRP coming out of conservation and put into production (unfit to farm) etc. Also, corn ethanol tears up engines (especially marine) and pretty much benefits no one except ultra rich Iowa farmers.

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