We have a friend who has been saying for ages—you can’t burn your food sources. He says we should have learned that from Hitler. (Apparently Hitler had some kind of similar program?) I’m not up on my history so I really don’t know first hand—but I do know from the present that it’s not a good idea.
When will we stop consuming at such a ridiculous level that we have to take food out of the mouths of the starving to maintain our selfish greed. Biofuels are not the answer, but ignoring the environment isn’t either. God asked that we care for his garden- and in return it will care for us ALL. If we keep using energy at the level we as Americans want to be accustomed, the Earth God has given us will not support our demands. And the weak will suffer first, but the rest of us aren’t far behind.
Yes, bio-fuel is not the “answer”. I don’t think we need to throw the baby out with the bathwater and say that being environmentally minded is ludicrous (response directed toward an earlier post). We just need to make sure our “answers” take in the whole picture/the whole world, not just our corner of it. I mean eating beef(cow) is a form of food waste. There are more efficient animals to eat (bison: requires less food, is a larger animal, and has lesser housing requirements, etc.) or just more efficient food to eat. Also, local grown food doesn’t waste as much fuel/food/resources as that shipped to us from across/around the globe, etc. 🙂