Groups Urge EPA to Revise Food-to-Fuel Mandates

The Environmental Protection Agency was urged here yesterday to freeze federal food-to-fuel mandates for 2008 and 2009 at the U.S. production levels for 2007, in a letter sent by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, American Beverage Association, Snack Food Association and other industry groups.

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency was urged here yesterday to freeze federal food-to-fuel mandates for 2008 and 2009 at the U.S. production levels for 2007, in a letter sent by the Grocery Manufacturers Association, American Beverage Association, Snack Food Association and other industry groups. Food and feed prices, severe weather, social unrest and the environmental costs of fuel derived from food crops were cited as grounds for a revision of the Energy Independence

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