I was once scolded by someone here when I commented on an ethanol thread that it was a stupid idea for us to burn food for fuel.
They stated that “field corn” was not used by humans for food so I shouldn’t be getting so upset. Must have been a city boy, because us hillbillies wouldn’t have said such a dumb thing.
Field corn is used as animal feed...where do tasty burgers come from? Cows...who eat field corn. As do chickens, hogs, etc. Ergo, it’s ‘food’, we just indirectly ingest it. Feed prices have soared because of this dumbass ethanol nonsense.
Drill, baby, drill!
Ethanol byproducts are placed back in the food chain...feed. They are called DDG’s or Distillers Dry Goods. Only the starch is used to create ethanol. The protein remains. Ergo the food(protein) is not burned.
Not a perfect and highly efficent process, but not near as evil as ethanol haters would like you to believe.