The UN has given mixed reviews to biofuels that produce energy from agricultural products. They may be counter-productive for the environment. America's corn farmers are reaping a financial harvest from ethanol. Is it really cleaner and cheaper? What does it mean for the price of food? Also, next week's Middle East peace summit a new study says it’s healthy to put on a little weight. Will that change American standards of beauty and fashion? (This archived edition of To the Point will not air live on KCRW as it will be pre-empted by special holiday programming.)
Biofuels: The Benefits and the Bad News
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