How ethanol programs cause 200,000 deaths each year

The EPA claims that ethanol, a fuel made from corn, has only a minimal impact on food prices. But Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, disagrees:

“EPA’s ethanol fuel programs have been criticized for their expense and lack of environmental benefit. But one overlooked issue is the fact that they reduce food supplies by diverting grain stocks. A 2011 study found that these and other biofuel programs cause nearly 200,000 deaths per year globally due to malnutrition. EPA claims that it is protecting people and the environment, but by ignoring this issue the agency is only protecting itself and the ethanol lobby.”


About the Author: Craig Rucker

Craig Rucker is the executive director and co-founder of CFACT.

  • craigers61

    No comments on one of the greatest and most horrible effects of emotionally led green crusades? White racist greens dont care about killing millions of dark skinned people. The more deaths to them the better!