In an effort to promote energy independence our government decided to blend corn ethanol with gasoline. Good idea , bad consequences. We spend 9 billion a year to subsidize ethanol. Ethanol is not energy efficient when made from corn and consumes 40 % of the corn crop, driving up food costs. To protect the corn farmer we have a 0.45 cent per gallon tax on imported ethanol from Brazil where it can be made more
The result,we waste more energy,are less energy independent,pay more for food and throw away 9 billion a year. Corn farmers win, we all loose.