"Filling up an SUV represents the caloric equivalent of one person's food intake for an entire year," says Helmut Burkhardt, Professor of Physics Emeritus at Ryerson University.
You can read his statistical breakdown of how this works here.
Dr. Burkhardt was responding to Tuesday's On The Map segment on ethanol and bio-fuels :
"American farmers have planted the biggest corn crop in U.S. history. Almost 30% will be used to make fuel, not food. Corn needs three-times the fertilizer of any other crop. And fertilizers are a major source of greenhouse gases.
In both Canada and the U.S., billions of dollars in biofuel subsidies are being doled out mostly to the pockets of agri-business giants."
I think this is where we came in...