Aug 13, 2007

GULF dead zones - no mystery.... ETHANOL: (

The corn harvest is expected to be up 24 percent to meet ethanol goals.  That takes lots of fertilizer.  The summer dead zone off Louisiana's coast, caused by farm runoff, is spreading down the Texas coast; the price of corn is pushing up the price of beef; and hunger grows in poor areas of Mexico where corn tortillas are a staple. Found at