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The ethanol controversy

(article, Culinate staff)

Once lauded as a viable alternative fuel, corn-derived ethanol has become reviled as an industrial evil driving up the price of crops, land, and food. But how nasty is it? The Portland Tribune tries to sort it all out with a look at the charges against ethanol, including whether ethanol raises food prices, reduces greenhouse-gas emissions, and if it's even a good idea at all.