There is many other ways to get ethanol other than from corn. Sugar cane,prarie grass, yard waste & etc. Many ways but, yes I dont agree with getting it from corn. A guy found a way to produce hydrogen for his torch in a welding shop because it was cheaper than the current gas he was using. His machine that produces water into hydrogen is in the works right now of being patented. He has altered his ford escort with an engine to burn the fuel he makes. You can see the video on myspace, its really cool. But there are many other inventions on their way currently. The only question is if they will make it without being bought out by people with other interest?? The problems that face us and other countries will be solved eventually but, its looking like other countries are doing allot more in the field of alternative fuel invention and will beat us to the finish line. We could obtain a fuel for both people and cars if we work together hard enough. General motors had the EV1 that done extremely well but, pulled them off the market. Electric is still a good alternative, even with its short range we have enough solar panels and wind mills to open stations for them most anywhere in the western US. But, that can change to the whole US as well. There are many good ideas, and inventions to come but, we all have to try to do our part to help get them going. One of the wind generators out in Nevada, or Utah, makes enough electricity to power 40,000 homes. Surely they can power many stations to recharge a few electric cars, or to produce hydrogen from water like the guy did at his welding shop. Mythbusters proved that a deisel engine can be ran on used 100%vegetable oil that was filtered, and restaraunts pay to take that hauled away. But, I often wonder if we as a society ever did make our homes self sufficient, and our cars allot more cheaper to run, if the government would take advantage of these savings and charge us more on taxes??