Although the American people are told to “eat your vegetables” for a healthier life, less than 2% of American farmland is aimed at producing them. Vast acreages, owned by large agri-corporations, are producing sugar beets and corn, much of which are aimed at producing gasoline additives, a process that many critics claim produces more pollution in the making than in the smog prevented on our streets, and freeways.
Oregonian reporter Eric Mortenson reports that the Union of Concerned Scientists want to turn that situation around. Here’s his story. Click here.