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Ethanol mythanol. First and foremost, forget about the truth. There is none. Just opinions and distortions. The ethanol issue has become so politicized that I’m reminded of Dante’s sign at the Gate, "Abandon all hope [of truth], ye who enter here." There are at least 50 farming co-ops, state corn-growers associations, political action committees, methanol organizations and so on involved in this controversy, and they have pummeled the media with their own spin, be it pro or con, such that facts are impossible to discern. This is sort of a civil war: the Midwest corn-growing region versus the East and West Coasts. That being said, here’s this editor’s take on it, in the form of three myths about ethanol.
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