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Our planet supports life beyond measure. How we use the resources and the conservation methods we utilize will have an impact overall. It is no longer tolerable to think “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” when it comes to how everything will impact everything else. Most recently, the US has pushed for “green power” by encouraging the development of biofuels, mainly corn ethanol. A recent article from the Associated Press
takes an in-depth look at current trends in the production of corn and the environmental impact this causes, and is followed by the expected blow-back
from the ethanol industry.