U.S. and European policies, which call for increased production of ethanol and other biofuels to displace fossil fuels and possibly reduce global warming, could result in more deaths and diseases worldwide. Counter-intuitive, no? Well, according to a release from the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), here's why making more biofuels may be detrimental to our health:
Biofuel Production Problems
In an article that appeared on the Houston Business Journal, analyst Margaret Allen writes about how difficult times are negatively affecting some Texas biofuel companies. The article reports on how at least two small biodiesel plants have ceased operating because of the lack of feedstock and how more closures are forecast in the following months. This is all happening despite an increase in demand, in production and other plants that have been opened recently.