Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now

Now available from EcoModder: ScanGauge II fuel economy gauge.  Click for details.  

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 10,183

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,013
Thanked 1,791 Times in 1,198 Posts
corn ethanol: food vs fuel

I say use it to make fuel

How Corn Syrup Might Be Making Us Hungry-and Fat - Yahoo! News

__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
mechman600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 1,127

The eBooger - '92 Mazda MX3 EV Conversion
90 day: 71.7 mpg (US)

The Matrix - '07 Toyota Matrix XR Auto
90 day: 27.52 mpg (US)

Wee - '06 Suzuki DL650 VStrom
90 day: 50.35 mpg (US)
Thanks: 165
Thanked 237 Times in 144 Posts
...so we can eat "normal" (non-engineered, false economy supportive, processed junk) food again? Where's the fun in that?
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 09:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 261

sr185 bullet - '81 Yamaha SR185 streamliner
Team Streamliner
90 day: 96.35 mpg (US)

Sunny Colarado - '06 Chevrolet Colarado WT
90 day: 27.49 mpg (US)
Thanks: 17
Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
I say we need to stop subsidizing corn and start growing real food. the only reason that corn syrup is in everything we eat is because our government gives farmers a bonus to grow corn. IMO bio-fuels are a great thing, but corn ethanol is not the best choice. it takes too much space to grow.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 10:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
Southern Squidbillie
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Heart of Dixie
Posts: 96
Thanks: 50
Thanked 22 Times in 18 Posts
The human body doesn't digest corn so it is a poor food--don't believe me, go eat some and see if it doesn't go right through you intact...
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 11:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
mechman600's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Surrey, BC
Posts: 1,127

The eBooger - '92 Mazda MX3 EV Conversion
90 day: 71.7 mpg (US)

The Matrix - '07 Toyota Matrix XR Auto
90 day: 27.52 mpg (US)

Wee - '06 Suzuki DL650 VStrom
90 day: 50.35 mpg (US)
Thanks: 165
Thanked 237 Times in 144 Posts
Actually, it's just the outer shell that we cannot digest because it is cellulose. We can digest the inner part just fine. But it is the outer part we see [and appears to be the whole kernel] when we look down and...well...yeah.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 11:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
Eco-ventor
 
jakobnev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: sweden
Posts: 870

Princess - '92 Mazda MX-3 GS
House of Tudor
Team Mazda
90 day: 40.37 mpg (US)
Thanks: 24
Thanked 204 Times in 138 Posts
Send a message via MSN to jakobnev
I saw this a few years back and thought some of you might want to see too:


__________________



Remember, even if you win the rat race - you're still a rat.

2010: 454.92L for 5313.90km => 8.56L/100km (27.5MPG US) (5 months)
2011: 606.11L for 7754.04km => 7.82L/100km (30.1MPG US) (Full year)
2012: 379.81L for 5940.00km => 6.39L/100km (36.8MPG US) (Full year)
2013: 348.89L for 5781.00km => 6.04L/100km (39.0MPG US) (Full year)
2014: 130.25L for 2096.00km => 6.21L/100km (37.8MPG US) (In progress)
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 12:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Earth
Posts: 3,480
Thanks: 87
Thanked 401 Times in 288 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by kennybobby View Post
The human body doesn't digest corn so it is a poor food--don't believe me, go eat some and see if it doesn't go right through you intact...
Shoulda listened when your mama told you to chew your food :-)
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 04:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
(:
 
Frank Lee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: up north
Posts: 10,183

Blue - '93 Ford Tempo
Last 3: 27.29 mpg (US)

ShWing! - '82 honda gold wing Interstate
90 day: 33.65 mpg (US)

F150 - '94 Ford F150 XLT 4x4
90 day: 18.5 mpg (US)

Sport Coupe - '92 Ford Tempo GL
Last 3: 69.62 mpg (US)

Moon Unit - '98 Mercury Sable LX Wagon
90 day: 21.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 1,013
Thanked 1,791 Times in 1,198 Posts
I just thought it was funny the way some people go on about corn ethanol like it's swiping the corn flakes bowl off the table in front of a child about to eat it, or a taco right outta someone's mitts and they're left sitting there with their piehole hanging open, when it's just as likely the corn will be made into this awful syrupy stuff.
__________________


  Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2013, 09:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 2,683
Thanks: 0
Thanked 154 Times in 142 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by bschloop View Post
I say we need to stop subsidizing corn and start growing real food. the only reason that corn syrup is in everything we eat is because our government gives farmers a bonus to grow corn. IMO bio-fuels are a great thing, but corn ethanol is not the best choice. it takes too much space to grow.
I'm not unfavorable to agricultural subsides, but relying only in one commodity is really quite risky.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com