For some reason this wasn’t a news flash to me but DH, who is RARELY grossed out, is completely weirded out by this news story. I’m not saying it is the most appetizing thing but honestly it is probably the only thing keeping the price of ground beef marginally reasonable these days.
The emphasis on bio-fuels has shifted corn production from grain for herds for human consumption to fuel production. Which if you ask me is utterly stupid! Honestly the number of cars that use bio-fuel is still way to small and there are much more efficient sources to make bio-fuels. Here are a couple of examples: fuel pellets, algae, and watermelons. So, none of those are used for feed which allows for the price of beef and pork to come back down to pre-ecomentalist (which btw, thank you Jeremy Clarkson for my favorite buzzword ever!). levels.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for saving the environment but not at the cost of intelligent solutions and inexpensive, reliable food prices.