Friday, January 4, 2008

Corn - what to do with it?

Not an educational blog, but an enviornmental question. What to do with all that American corn? It's not always very nutritious, and High Fructose Corn Syrup is not a healthy thing to have in your diet. Today, at the Vancouver Aquarium, I had a drink served in a beverage cup that was made of cornstarch.

Plastic is a petroleum product, right? We are going to run out of oil someday? Why not start subsidizing development of these plastic-looking, plastic-feeling cups that are not made of plastic. Sounds better than subsidizing corn based ethanol fuels. From what little research I have done, ethanol from corn may not be the enviornment saving fuel we had hoped for, as it costs a lot to make. So, make cups.

My two bits.

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