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Corn-Produced Ethanol May Be Causing Food Prices in the U.S. to Rise Significantly

American Petroleum Institute and American Meat Institute ConsumerFeature


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ACCORDING TO THE "U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE", FOOD-PRICES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE SIGNIFICANTLY, OVER THE NEXT YEAR.  AND, THE "AMERICAN MEAT INSTITUTE" BELIEVES THAT ONE BIG REASON MAY BE LINKED TO CORN-PRODUCED ETHANOL.  WHETHER IT'S HERE IN AMERICA, OR THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD, HIGH FOOD-PRICES CAN HIT THE POOR THE HARDEST--BECAUSE THEY SPEND A MUCH-LARGER PORTION OF THEIR INCOME ON FOOD.  MORE OF AMERICA'S CORN-CROP IS BEING BURNED FOR FUEL--INSTEAD OF BEING USED AS FOOD; THIS PUTS UPWARD PRESSURE ON FOOD-PRICES.  NUMEROUS RESEARCH-ORGANIZATIONS, ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS, AND PUBLIC-INTEREST GROUPS HAVE ALL SPOKEN OUT ABOUT THE NEGATIVE ECONOMIC-, ENVIRONMENTAL-, FOOD-, AND ENGINE-PERFORMANCE-EFFECTS OF THE NATION'S CURRENT BIOFUEL-POLICY.  MANY OF THEM ARE CALLING ON LAWMAKERS TO REVISIT THE "RENEWABLE-FUEL STANDARD"--AND TO ENACT POLICIES THAT LOOK OUT FOR CONSUMERS FIRST.  TO LEARN MORE, VISIT "FILL-UP-ON-FACTS"-DOT-COM.


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