Scientific American Magazine: U.S. Should End Corn-to-Ethanol SubsidiesTuesday, May 20, 2008
(American Meat Institute)
The recent surge in world food prices is
already creating havoc in poor countries and
the worse is yet to come unless the
The article notes that food price increases
are pummeling poor food-importing regions, with
The article proposes several measures that should be taken in response to soaring food prices, including putting an end to corn-to-ethanol subsidies.
“Farmers hardly need them given world demand for food and feed grains. There is certainly a case for re-doubling the scientific efforts to produce bio-fuels on lands which do not compete with food crops, for example from cellulosic ethanol, but this technology is still not ready for the market,” the article states.
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