Nitrous oxide ( N₂O ) is 296 times as potent a greenhouse gas as CO₂. Yet the world agrifuel corporations plan to triple the amount of nitrogen entering the world’s soil, a process which releases N₂O. Even as it is, almost half of greenhouse gases come from agricultural monoculture and its attendant long distance transportation and fertilised production. Nitrogen fertiliser is made using natural gas, whose production has already peaked in North America. The world adds the equivalent of the entire population of North America every 6 years. We are already seriously short of food. Agrifuel diverts food from feeding people to feeding SUV (Sport Utility Vehicle) s for the conspicuously-consuming wealthy. The bottom line is agrifuel is a dead end, pun intended.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)