Corn/s Best Use is Protein Production
Bill Gates: "Its the protein stupid". Corn's Highest and Best Use is Protein Production: US annual distillers protein production is nearly equivalent to our entire soybean crop protein production
Bill Gates " People rarely starve today,,,,,Today the issue isn't quantity of food as much as it is quality----whether kids are getting enough protein and other nutrients to fully develop: Ethanol uses food for fuel self righteous claims have it dead wrong: "Its the protein stupid"
Distillers high protein food grade co-products (ddg) used as food supplements along with soy can globally defeat protein malnutrition or the root cause of what is mistakenly called 'starvation'. Bill Gates recognizes starvation rarely exists today and the real problem is 'stunting' both physically and mentally (IQ) that is caused by malnutrition. Globally, more definitively referred to as Protein Energy Malnutrition -PEM.
Quoting Bill Gates: "Today the issue isn't quantity of food as much as it is quality----whether kids are getting enough protein and other nutrients to fully develop". One in four children globally is malnourished or stunted both physically and mentally(IQ). Gates suggests the best way to address this challenge is 'fortifying' food staples already in the diet with dietary essentials including proteins. Three fourths of malnourished 'stunted' children are in Africa. for reference Google: bill gates why hunger still exists in africa
Importantly our $60 billion food processing or 'functional' food industry, South Dakota State University and other research agree with the Bill Gates assessment. And they also agree that food grade ddgs are an almost uniquely fungible, nearly optimal, protein rich, highly digestible food supplemental ingredient: A supplemental food ingredient along with soy that makes nearly all native food staples, processed or functional foods far more nutritious and healthier. Functional foods are foods that have a potentially positive effect on health beyond basic nutrition. (click on read more for references)
Obviously nearly all the ethanol production food for fuel hysterics are far too simplistic, uninformed and have it dead wrong. Unfortunately- for especially children in poorer nations-these uninformed hysterics crush corn ethanol co-product's massive potential to globally 'fortify' existing food staples with protein rich food grade ddgs banishing any semblance of starvation.
Lets get past oil industry propaganda and delete paid for EPA policies like its 2017 proposed REGS rule change locking ethanol out of higher blends octane markets: a big oil victory guaranteeing 90% of our gasoline will remain petroleum based. Obviously!! We must recognize that bushels of corn used to produce ethanol and protein rich ddg food supplements can be far more effective combating especially poverty's hunger and malnutrition than other uses of those same bushels .
Most importantly we all must recognize both corn distillers grains' and soybean meal's individual roles must jointly assure that poverty stricken population can have protein nutritionally sufficient diets: That is our most humanitarian and effective tool for ending poverty or the root cause of hunger, malnutrition, energy and IQ deficiencies. With the tools protein sufficient diets offer, poverty stricken populations are more likely to rise out of the depths of despair by being more energetic and mentally capable(higher IQ) to learn and take advantage of or create their own educational opportunities:
Corn Ethanl's Big Win,Win
US Corn ethanol ddg proteins along with our soymeal proteins have a miraculous capability that neither can do alone: Together they can banish childhood protein energy malnutrition often referred to as "starvation" and protect children's health from gasoline octane's known human carcinogenic emissions identical those found in cigarette smoke: Identical poisons that often like in cigarette smoke cause birth defects, brain damage, lower IQ and other mental problems. Ethanol does not produce and its added oxygen aggressively combust these emissions/poisons identical to those found in cigarette smoke
"Corn Ethanol increases critically needed protein and safe octane resources a Win, Win,Win" supporting our children, our troops and growing the SD economy
1. Corn ethanol production provides a massive resource to produce fungible, food grade distillers' grain supplements that will significantly increase production and availability of protein rich, lower cost, healthier, more nutritious foods and sequester carbon. SDSU research corroborates click read more
2. Unlike ethanol's octane petroleum's new lead replacement octane:. "Aromatics or benzene, toluene, xylene, in gasoline are the new lead," says the Environmental and Energy Study Institute's Carol Werner. Like lead octane's emissions, benzene and benzene based aromatic octane tailpipe emissions poison our children, environment, increase heart disease, cause cancers, birth defects,, lower IQ, causing brain damage etc costing our economy $billions annually. Contrary to oil's propaganda- Our SD regional, ongoing, national blender pump demonstration assures E30 can be safely used in all autos. And E30-50 can and is being used in non flex autos to replace up to half our gasoline including petroleum octane's poisonous emissions preying on especially our youngest children by 50-80%.
Click on HERE to scroll through these reference articles
1. Healthier Living: Corn Distillers Grains New Function (role): 2 .New DDG process could fight world Hunger 3. Ethanol co-product boosts nutrition of Asian Flat Breads 4. SDSU food science professor receives grant to bring ethanol co-products to food markets
5.to download Minnesota Research and promotion council's 2015 report: Google-- food grade ddg for human consumption progress report