More corn grown in U.S. this year than ever before. Thanks, biofuels.

argylesock says… We can hope for more ‘advanced biofuels’ but just now, biofuels in the USA are mostly from corn (maize, Zea mays).

About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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2 Responses to More corn grown in U.S. this year than ever before. Thanks, biofuels.

  1. Littlesundog says:

    Excellent article. It is very eye-opening how big the biofuel industry has gotten… chewing up our natural resources.

    • argylesock says:

      Yes it seems to me that this good idea has grown way out of hand. Perhaps it was a vote-winner at first but is that the case now? Here in Britain there’s little enthusiasm for biofuels because we don’t have enough land for them. Also, perhaps, because we’re less enamoured with big petrol-guzzling cars.

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