Siphoning Off Corn to Fuel Our Cars

Steven Mufson, of The Washington Post, reports: "across the country, ethanol plants are swallowing more and more of the nation's corn crop. This year, about a quarter of US corn will go to feeding ethanol plants instead of poultry or livestock. That has helped farmers like Johnson, but it has boosted demand - and prices - for corn at the same time global grain demand is growing. And it has linked food and fuel prices just as oil is rising to new records, pulling up the price of anything that can be poured into a gasoline tank."

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