Corn: food or fuel?

As a follow-up to our previous post, we wanted to add another layer to the discussion on food waste and want. Oxfam’s Sarah Kalloch has this article about the problems associated with promoting biofuel subsidies and using corn as fuel.

(see http://politicsofpoverty.oxfamamerica.org/2012/10/04/corn-as-fuel-not-food/)

Quote: “Waiving the corn ethanol mandate will lead to an estimated 7.4 percent drop in global corn prices, which will in turn lower prices for meat, milk, eggs, and more. For people living in poverty who spend up to 75 percent of their income on food, this small change can make a big impact.”

What’s your stance on biofuels? Let us know in the comments below!

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