As reaction to Sarah’s post showed (rather more rudely than strictly necessary, I might add), Grist readers are not big fans of "Project Phin," the online video series launched by the Center for American Progress to promote flex fuels — i.e., ethanol.

Ben Affleck dressed as a corn cob proved particularly irksome.

CAP clearly got some outraged emails about the use of corn in the campaign (they sure got one from me). If you’re interested, Phin himself has penned a defense of the use of corn. Said defense is, in my humble opinion, incredibly weak, but there it is for your reading pleasure, if you’re interested.

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