Thursday, February 28, 2008

Ethanol production causing world hunger

Posted by Garrett

Written by: Jay Ambrose

Americans who can afford food are paying more for it these days. People who are poor cannot afford it around the world and some are resorting to mud cookies in Haiti. Ethanol is to blame for this growing world hunger, as it is made by converting corn into a biofuel. When the farmers use ethanol, which most corn farmers have started to do, then corn products start to get more expensive. Many livestock are in need of corn to feed from, so dairy and beef prices have also soared. The ethanol rage has caused a reverse of a steady food-price drop of about seventy-five percent over the past thirty years.

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