Listen Live on  
 

WHO Radio

Newsradio 1040 WHO
 
 

Simon Conway

AP seems to have a biofuel problem...

 

Twice in the last two days, the Associated Press has produced stories about "bad" biofuels. Today it's all about Global Warming... yes, they called it that and not "climate change". Apparently, biofuels are bad for the planet.

"Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change."

It wasn't done: "But an AP investigation last year found that the EPA's analysis of corn-based ethanol failed to predict the environmental consequences accurately."

And then over the weekend, they reported that lush, green, humid Hawaii - the place where I personally saw Iowa corn growing - is now a flashpoint for a GMO confrontation. "Kauai and Hawaii counties have moved in the past several months to regulate genetically modified organisms and the pesticides the farms use. In Maui County, a group is collecting signatures for a potential ballot measure that would impose a temporary ban on the crops," says AP.

"Seed companies with Kauai operations - Syngenta, Pioneer, BASF and Agrigentics - have sued the county to stop the law, saying they are already regulated by state and federal laws and there is no need for additional county rules."

So why is AP suddenly all bent out of shape over biofuels? I'm watching this one to find out.

Recommended Stories

More from WHO Radio

*