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Corn-Ethanol Harms

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What harms are there for corn-ethanol? List them, please. And try to be specific. Thanks.

just some corny advantages...

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Food prices is the biggest one

Warming (carbon is released during planting)

Topsoil

Monocropping

Deforestation

Fertilizer depletes phosphorus

 

there are tons of impacts... if you google "corn ethanol", almost all the recent literature will go your way

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Food prices is the biggest one

Warming (carbon is released during planting)

Topsoil

Monocropping

Deforestation

Fertilizer depletes phosphorus

 

there are tons of impacts... if you google "corn ethanol", almost all the recent literature will go your way

 

Thanks!!! Can you explain to me Topsoil and Monocropping?

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Thanks!!! Can you explain to me Topsoil and Monocropping?

I believe it's topsoil erosion and monocropping leading to mineral depletion.

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I believe it's topsoil erosion and monocropping leading to mineral depletion.

 

Thanks. I decided to do Food Prices and two others. Which are the strongest advantages in your opinion?

 

By the way, I am taking out the global warming advantage for common reasons.

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Corn ethanol requires a lot of fertilizer. . .that leads to a shortage of phosphorus, that collapses global ag. . .big wars.

 

Corn ethanol hurts oceans through (increased Co2 concentrations, runoff, pesticides etc.) That is bad ocean biodiv is good for your generic reasons plus is key to geochemical cycles which are the building blocks for life.

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