Ethanol: The Fuel or Food Dilemma Research Paper by cee-cee

Ethanol: The Fuel or Food Dilemma
This paper explores the advantages and disadvantages of ethanol as an alternative to fossil fuels.
# 107757 | 2,394 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Sep 11, 2008 in Biology (Biotechnology) , Hot Topics (Global Warming)

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The paper discusses the strong reliance on other countries for fossil fuels and the problem of global warming that has encouraged many to promote the use of ethanol as a natural renewable energy source. The paper looks carefully at this alternative and how it compares to other energy sources. The paper discusses how it takes considerable energy to produce ethanol and could divert corn and soybeans from the nation's food supply thus causing a food crisis. The paper stresses the need to look carefully at this alternative and explore all its potential ramifications before any far-reaching decisions are made.

Sample of Sources Used:

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