One time presidential hopeful, and longtime environmental crusader, Al Gore has gone on record saying that corn ethanol subsidies were a bad idea. He points out that Corn Ethanol competes with food for use, and increases the cost of corn as food. Also, the energy yield from the process just isn’t enough to be worthwhile. Say what you want about the guy – but I respect someone who is willing to come out and admit that they changed their mind. It’s way better than arguing for something they no longer think, just to save their reputation, or always be “right”.

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