Bag of Ass wrote:When they say stuff is made of corn, is that necessarily a good thing? I mean, doesn't it take a lot of land and water to make corn grow? Are they just using castoff corn material (like the husk and hair) that would otherwise go to waste, or are they producing extra corn for this purpose? Does it cut into the corn-as-food numbers?
The problem is that, to get anything remotely resembling an effective yield, they pretty much have to use the entire plant. Which doesn't really leave anything for the farmer to leave in his / her field to help with nutrient content. Which means they need to use even more fertilizer. Which means more oil. Which means more corn, etc. etc. etc.