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The Salt
6:54 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Does your gas tank hold enough food to feed 22 people?

Robert Byron iStockphoto

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 7:35 am

Here's a little math problem for you: How many calories go into the ethanol that's in your tank of gas?

Enough to feed 22 people, if you're talking the bare minimum calories needed in a single day, according to researchers at the New England Complex Sciences Institute.

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