GAS PAINS: ETHANOL AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY

Rising Oil Prices, energy security considerations and concerns over global warming are all contributing to a growing demand for biofuels. These alternative energy sources derived primarily from corn have the potential to curb greenhouse gas emissions as they simultaneously ease the country's dependency on foreign oil. While that might all sound great, it's also putting the crunch on the food industry,

Rising Oil Prices, energy security considerations and concerns over global warming are all contributing to a growing demand for biofuels. These alternative energy sources — derived primarily from corn — have the potential to curb greenhouse gas emissions as they simultaneously ease the country's dependency on foreign oil.

While that might all sound great, it's also putting the crunch on the food industry, which is also largely based on corn. Corn-produced ethanol has been blamed for c

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